Hispanic Owned Companies Place Bids To Build Trump's Border Wall

At least 180 companies have already declared their interest in working with President Trump to build his proposed wall along the US border with Mexico, just three days after the government announced the contract bidding process was open.

As well as the construction of the border wall, Trump has promised to curb immigration from certain countries, justifying his administrations approach by reminding lawmakers that “our obligation is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States.”.

The businessman added it is unclear what other companies might participate or what demand would exist for the wall's cement. Nineteen of the interested vendors are woman-owned companies, and 15 are Hispanic American owned.

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The agency won't post a formal request for bids until March 6, with conceptual designs due on March 10.

Trump said the wall would be an "effective weapon against drugs and crime".

Some of the companies that have expressed interest in President Donald Trump's proposed project include Raytheon, Leo A Daly and Caddell, according to a list obtained by CityLab.

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Vice President Mike PenceMike (Michael) Richard PenceMexican company: We'd help with border wall Trump team must recognize value of strong relationship with EU Pence disputes report that Yemen raid yielded no significant intel MORE stressed Wednesday that Mexico will eventually foot the wall's bill. By March 20, federal officials expect to have whittled the list down to a group of finalists, who must submit their cost estimates and other project details by March 24.

Although the presidents plan to build the wall has been welcomed by some Congressional Republicans and supporters, it has caused a diplomatic crisis with Mexico, whose president, Enrique Peña Nieto, cancelled an official visit to the U.S. at the end of last month. It's led to Trump, one of the most unpopular presidential candidates ever to take the oath of office, holding a record low job approval rating for a newly inaugurated commander-in-chief.

"Well, they are", Pence said.

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