Private wall construction halted because New Mexico mayor says 18-foot wall must be 6 feet | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Private wall construction halted because New Mexico mayor says 18-foot wall must be 6 feet

Javier Perea, the Democrat mayor of Sunland Park, ordered a cease-and-desist order against the We Build the Wall project claiming they failed to comply with an ordinance regulating the height of fences and had neglected to obtain the proper permits.

The project, which is about 80 percent complete, "closes a gap in fencing between the Rio Grande on the east and Mount Cristo Rey to the west," according to the Washington Times, and was privately funded with donations received through a GoFundMe crowdfund last year.

In a statement to KVIA Perea claimed the city only learned about the project last week and that officials had been turned away when they tried to visit the construction site.

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