President wants first section of border wall in San Diego

Posted at 10:24 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 11:12:27-04

San Diego will be the starting point for President Trump's plan to build a border wall.

The president has submitted a budget request for almost $1 billion for 2017, to begin building the border wall in San Diego and along the Rio Grande River Valley in Texas.

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In the plan, the president asks that 62 miles of the fence be built this year, and two section are in San Diego.

The sections would total 28 miles - half of the local project would be new border wall and the other half would be replacement fencing.

The construction of the border wall would create jobs in several areas besides engineering and construction.
A San Diego company that focuses on technology and security by hiring veterans is another of those hoping to join the effort to build the wall.

"If we were to be doing sections of this wall, we will continue to hire veterans," said VScenario Vice President Brian Holley. "And I think it's a great way to bring back those patriots into our society and get them into the business world."

VScenario specializes in security and technology and taps heavily into the ex-military for its workforce.

Cost estimates for the entire border wall project are between $12 billion and $20 billion.