Crowdsourced Border Wall EPIC Fail

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Published on 12 Jun 2019, 2:00
There was a GoFundMe effort to build a border wall. The organization who ended up building a half mile of wall with the money is in a bit of trouble.

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: tyt.com/trial

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"The viral crowdfunding effort to build a wall on the southern border aimed at deterring immigrants from crossing illegally was only recently completed, but on Monday the newly installed wall suffered a major setback — a large gate built into the barrier was ordered open indefinitely by officials.

The controversial half-mile wall constructed along the US–Mexico border near Sunland Park, New Mexico, was erected earlier this month after organizers raised more than $23 million on GoFundMe, the online crowdfunding site. But We Build the Wall organizers failed to obtain the required authorization to build the barrier on federal land, cutting off access to waterways and a public monument.

"This is normally done well in advance of a construction project," said Lori Kuczmanski, a spokesperson for the International Boundary and Water Commission, the agency that addresses waterway issues between the US and Mexico. "They think they can build now and ask questions later, and that's not how it works."

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

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