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US contractors are dropping heaps of taxpayer-funded border wall in Mexico where it’s being sold as scrap metal

  • Contractors based in the United States are replacing old barriers along the Arizona-Mexico border.
  • Witnesses told local news that as constructing crews are tearing pieces of the old wall down, they’re leaving the scrap pieces on the Mexico side of the border.
  • Mexican scrap metal collectors are profiting off the pieces of the wall, which was funded by taxpayers.

Contractors who are replacing the border wall in Arizona are dumping leftover debris in Mexico, where scrap metal dealers are profiting off the pieces, witnesses told local television stations KOB4 and CBS 5.

The witnesses — an ecologist who works in the desert region in Southern Arizona and people selling the metal online — told CBS 5 that the contractors are essentially giving away the old wall.

“There were DHS and Army Corps of Engineers officials, standing there watching their contractors with a bulldozer and front-end loaders push the scrap metal onto the Mexican side,” Gary Nabhan, a desert ecologist, told the station. “And Mexican scrap metal scavengers were coming right up to the border.”Advertisement


Long before his presidency, President Donald Trump had made the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico his keystone issue. The wall, if finished, will end up costing American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars.

Nabhan told KOB4 that he believed that dumping the old wall for anyone to haul away in Sonoyta, Mexico, is both a taxpayer waste and environmentally concerning.

“All of that metal and concrete should have been carried away to Phoenix or Tucson where there’s legal disposal sites or recycling centers – none of it should have been pushed into Mexico,” Nabhan said.

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CBS5 first learned of the scrap metal dumping after discovering an ad online for “Steel For Sale Arizona,” the station reported.

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The Benefits of Wall Hung Basins

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Find Ways to Install Sensational Kitchen Wall Tiles

Kitchen backsplashes have not usually been beautified in the past, considered necessary only as protection for space above the countertop. The result was a drab and uninteresting surface. Now that tiles have witnessed so much of designs, textures, colors, and blends, it is time to adorn kitchen walls too besides the living room and bedroom walls. Why should kitchen walls remain colorless? Get backsplash tile designs in exotic colors and patterns and many people are fond of them. Check out a few chic kitchen wall tile designs and get an idea where and how to use it.

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