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Triple Amputated Veteran Brian Kolfage & # 39; s Non Profit Organization We Build the Wall Inc. has dug out part of the promised border all weekend, covers a mile and costs $ 6- $ 8 million

The non-profit organization that emerged from the GoFundMe campaign of triple-amputated veterans to finance the border wall of President Donald Trump between the United States and Mexico has built part of his own wall.

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The wall, which is about a mile long, went up over the weekend on private grounds next to El Paso, Texas, through Sunland Park, New Mexico, Brian Kolfage told DailyMail.com Monday.

& # 39; It's a little less than a kilometer long, & # 39; said Kolfage. & # 39; The wall starts on the Rio Grande river and goes up to Mount Cristo Rey, where the American army crops of engineers make it impossible to build.

Kolfage said that once everything is said and done, his organization sells the wall, which costs between $ 6 million and $ 8 million, to the federal government for the bargain price of $ 1.

& # 39; We're going to sell this wall back to them for $ 1 and release the title to them & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; We cannot give the government money, because that is not how it works. But we wanted to show the American people how they could do this job. & # 39;

Kolfage operates under the name We Build the Wall Inc., a not-for-profit not-for-profit organization in Florida, with former White House Chief Strategist and former Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon as director and former Kansas State Secretary Kris Kobach on the team also.

The construction was followed by construction magnate Tommy Fisher from Fisher Industries from North Dakota.

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Kolfage told DailyMail.com that his team chose the location at the intersection of the borders of Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico based on data obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request filed with US Customs and Border Protection.

& # 39; It is the worst smuggling route across the border & # 39 ;, Kolfage said. & # 39; Border Patrol said that on average 1000 people crossed a day & # 39 ;.

Triple Amputated Veteran Brian Kolfage & # 39; s Non Profit Organization We Build the Wall Inc. has dug out part of the promised border all weekend, covers a mile and costs $ 6- $ 8 million

Triple Amputated Veteran Brian Kolfage & # 39; s Non Profit Organization We Build the Wall Inc. has dug out part of the promised border all weekend, covers a mile and costs $ 6- $ 8 million

Kolfage told DailyMail.com that his organization, led by former White House Chief Strategist and former Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon, will sell the wall to the federal government for the bargain price of $ 1. Former Kansas State Secretary, Kris Kobach , with the We Build the Wall Inc. team (Kobach is second from the left)

Kolfage told DailyMail.com that his organization, led by former White House Chief Strategist and former Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon, will sell the wall to the federal government for the bargain price of $ 1. Former Kansas State Secretary, Kris Kobach , with the We Build the Wall Inc. team (Kobach is second from the left)

Kolfage told DailyMail.com that his organization, led by former White House Chief Strategist and former Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon, will sell the wall to the federal government for the bargain price of $ 1. Former Kansas State Secretary, Kris Kobach , with the We Build the Wall Inc. team (Kobach is second from the left)

Kolfage told DailyMail.com that his team chose the location at the intersection of the borders of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico based on data obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request filed with US Customs and Border Protection, with Kolfage as & # 39; the worst smuggling route & # 39; across the border & # 39;

Kolfage told DailyMail.com that his team chose the location at the intersection of the borders of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico based on data obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request filed with US Customs and Border Protection, with Kolfage as & # 39; the worst smuggling route & # 39; across the border & # 39;

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Kolfage told DailyMail.com that his team chose the location at the intersection of the borders of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico based on data obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request filed with US Customs and Border Protection, with Kolfage as & # 39; the worst smuggling route & # 39; across the border & # 39;

According to Kolfage, the government said in the past that the mountains formed a natural barrier that would stop the flow of migrants.

& # 39; But it hasn't stopped anything, & # 39; he said. & # 39; That's why we decided to build here first. & # 39;

Kolfage said his organization had to build in secrecy for fear of groups opposed to building a border wall that obstructed the process of the project.

& # 39; There are many different groups that are opposed to what we do and that should have issued an order against the owner of the property and that would have delayed construction, & he said.

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& # 39; We also didn't want to risk an international incident, so we wanted to hold it to the end. & # 39;

Bannon said: & # 39; We had to surprise them, & # 39; while we discussed the building between his weekend in Kazakhstan for a geopolitical seminar, Yahoo! reported.

Kolfage said his organization had to build in secrecy for fear of groups opposed to building a border wall that obstructed the process of the project. The non-profit director, Steve Bannon (photo) said, "We had to surprise them," while we discussed the building between his weekend in Kazakhstan for a geopolitical seminar

Kolfage said his organization had to build in secrecy for fear of groups opposed to building a border wall that obstructed the process of the project. The non-profit director, Steve Bannon (photo) said, "We had to surprise them," while we discussed the building between his weekend in Kazakhstan for a geopolitical seminar

Kolfage said his organization had to build in secrecy for fear of groups opposed to building a border wall that obstructed the process of the project. The non-profit director, Steve Bannon (photo) said, "We had to surprise them," while we discussed the building between his weekend in Kazakhstan for a geopolitical seminar

The wall stands on a piece of land about 10 feet wide, right on the edge of New Mexico, and a team of hundreds started building it on Friday night. Kobach is displayed while working on the site

The wall stands on a piece of land about 10 feet wide, right on the edge of New Mexico, and a team of hundreds started building it on Friday night. Kobach is displayed while working on the site

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The wall stands on a piece of land about 10 feet wide, right on the edge of New Mexico, and a team of hundreds started building it on Friday night. Kobach is displayed while working on the site

The construction was followed by construction magnate Tommy Fisher from Fisher Industries from North Dakota. The build site is displayed on the weekend

The construction was followed by construction magnate Tommy Fisher from Fisher Industries from North Dakota. The build site is displayed on the weekend

The construction was followed by construction magnate Tommy Fisher from Fisher Industries from North Dakota. The build site is displayed on the weekend

The wall stands on a piece of land about 10 feet wide, right on the edge of New Mexico, and a team of hundreds started building it on Friday night.

The owner of the property was an entity called the American Eagle Brick Company, a Texas company with George F Cudahy as a registered agent.

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Kolfage said the owner is a veteran air force pilot who has dealt with theft and wanted a border wall after & # 39; the federal government said they would not and would not do it & # 39 ;.

The owner finally received his wish after he had transferred control of the land to We Build the Wall Inc. The wall of the desk is generally 25 feet long, depending on the section, according to Kolfage.

The group bought the house where the wall is from a private owner. It starts on the Rio Grande river and goes up to Mount Cristo Rey and ends at a cliff (location can be seen on the map)

The group bought the house where the wall is from a private owner. It starts on the Rio Grande river and goes up to Mount Cristo Rey and ends at a cliff (location can be seen on the map)

The group bought the house where the wall is from a private owner. It starts on the Rio Grande river and goes up to Mount Cristo Rey and ends at a cliff (location can be seen on the map)

The wall of the desk is generally 25 feet long, depending on the section, according to Kolfage

The wall of the desk is generally 25 feet long, depending on the section, according to Kolfage

The wall of the desk is generally 25 feet long, depending on the section, according to Kolfage

& # 39; The steel parts of the wall are 25 feet long, but we have built the base in some areas with stones, so it can be about 30-40 feet long as it goes up the mountain, & he said.

& # 39; It is made of all-weather steel that can last for centuries. It costs more up front, but the total cost of not having to replace in the near future is better in the long run. & # 39;

Kolfage said the wall being built by the US government is made with steel that is not all-weather and will rust.

& # 39; Our wall is much better than the government wall & # 39 ;, Kolfage said.

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The wall ends at a cliff on the mountain where you have to be an experienced mountaineer who enters the US across from Mexico, Kolfage said.

& # 39; We have also opted for a technology package that includes a fiber optic sensor in the ground that can detect digging work and even people who hit the wall. Cameras will also be mounted on the wall.

& # 39; We are also paving a way for border control with lookout centers at the top of the mountain. & # 39;

& # 39; The steel parts of the wall are 25 feet long, but we have built the base in some areas with stone, so it can be around 30-40 feet long when it goes up the mountain, & # 39; said Kolfage.

& # 39; The steel parts of the wall are 25 feet long, but we have built the base in some areas with stone, so it can be around 30-40 feet long when it goes up the mountain, & # 39; said Kolfage.

& # 39; The steel parts of the wall are 25 feet long, but we have built the base in some areas with stone, so it can be around 30-40 feet long when it goes up the mountain, & # 39; said Kolfage.

Kolfage estimated that the total cost of the wall in the weekend would be between $ 6 million and $ 8 million
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Kolfage estimated that the total cost of the wall in the weekend would be between $ 6 million and $ 8 million

Kolfage estimated that the total cost of the wall in the weekend would be between $ 6 million and $ 8 million

Kolfage estimated that the total cost of the wall in the weekend would be between $ 6 million and $ 8 million.

& # 39; The wall itself costs around $ 2 million, & # 39; said Kolfage. & # 39; The construction had about $ 2 million, and we had to clean up a mountain. The biggest cost item was the landslide of this project. If we were to work on flat land, it would cost about $ 3 million to $ 4 million for the mile. & # 39;

Based on that estimate, the organization could afford to build about two miles of border wall under similar conditions, based on the total contributions received to date of $ 22,372,736.

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If Kolfage is right about lower costs for building on flat land, the group could build another three and a half miles of wall with current donations.

For context, the US Mexico border covers a total of 1,954 miles.

Asked about allegations that Kolfage threw away money from the donations he received on GoFundMe to pay for a private jet, he said these allegations were incorrect and he travels as a beneficiary of an organization called Veterans Airlift Command.

& # 39; It is a network of private jet owners who have donated their time, their planes and fuel to fly wounded veterans who are disabled on private aircraft, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; We cannot spend a dollar without approval from internal and external audit committees. We cannot purchase private jets or a yacht with donor money in any way. & # 39;

Kolfage told DailyMail.com that this build has been approved by Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

& # 39; We are talking to DHS and trying to get permission to build within the Roosevelt Easement, and if we succeed, we can build the entire wall from New Mexico to California with private donations & # 39 ;, he said.

Kolfage said that Kobach is handling all discussions with DHS.

DailyMail.com extended its hand to DHS to confirm and did not receive an immediate response.

When asked if his organization would make an effort to build the government-funded parts of the wall, Kolfage said he did not intend to do that.

& # 39; That seems like a mess and it's not really what it's about for our group, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; We have letters of intent to build more border walls, but we do not release locations in advance. We will continue to lug around and collect money and supplement the president's plan. & # 39;

When asked if his organization would make an effort to build the government-funded parts of the wall, Kolfage said he did not intend to do that. Kolfagetold DailyMail.com that this build has been approved by President Donald Trump (photo) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

When asked if his organization would make an effort to build the government-funded parts of the wall, Kolfage said he did not intend to do that. Kolfagetold DailyMail.com that this build has been approved by President Donald Trump (photo) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

When asked if his organization would make an effort to build the government-funded parts of the wall, Kolfage said he did not intend to do that. Kolfagetold DailyMail.com that this build has been approved by President Donald Trump (photo) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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