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Pro-Trump group building border wall with private funds is told to halt construction


We Build the Wall, a Florida-based group that boasts $25 million in donations, wants to construct the fencing to support President Donald Trump's efforts to create the barrier on the southern U.S. border. The group has already built approximately one mile of fencing in New Mexico near El Paso, Texas, The New York Times reported.

Now the group wants to build a second wall that's about three miles long and 18 feet tall along the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas.

We Build the Wall submitted "general information" last week for the project to the International Boundary and Water Commission, foreign affairs officer Sally Spener told McClatchy in an email. The U.S.-Mexico commission oversees issues that arise from boundary, water, sanitation and flood control treaties between the countries.

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