Skip to comments.Contractor tears down camp for border wall workers after protests
Posted on 04/21/2020 7:46:28 AM PDT by BeauBo
About-face in Columbus, New Mexico not affecting construction of steel bollard fence at Mexican border.
Conservationists are claiming a small victory after the removal of a dozen trailers that wouldve housed crews working on a nearby stretch of border wall.
The trailers were hauled off to undisclosed locations after activists, residents and some public officials complained of a heightened risk of COVID-19 spread posed by the influx of dozens of out-of-town workers into Columbus.
We take this as a win for our community and our families. We have bought some time, but we remain ever vigilant because they could very well move to federal public land and pop up again, said Angel Peña, president of Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project.
Peña said state officials and some of the towns leaders were instrumental in persuading a federal contractor to relocate the mobile homes.
Columbus Mayor Esequiel Salas on Monday said he didnt have much detail on what happened...
Theyre gone. Thats all I know, Salas said.
(Excerpt) Read more at yourcentralvalley.com ...
From the article:
"Residents at one of the towns two grocery stores said theyd heard some of the trailers had been moved near the Columbus-Palomas port of entry, while others were sent further west to Hidalgo County near the Arizona-New Mexico border."
"While the workers wont be setting up camp in Columbus soon, work on the border wall continues. Border Report observed trucks coming in and out of construction area 25 miles east of Columbus, and new stretches of 30-foot-tall steel bollard fence now no more than 15 miles from the town.
Galveston, Texas-based SLS last year started building the wall just west of the Santa Teresa, New Mexico border crossing, about 62 miles east of Columbus under a federal contract amended earlier this month."
NM Wall Ping.
I never took Spanish, but I'm guessing that "Nuestra Tierra" means "Our Land".
These people are still fighting the Mexican War of 1848.
Yeah. “Our Land” conservation project.
Right. Columbus is Mexican dirt, right?
Just ask Pershing.
Those of us who grew up on that border all took Spanish back in the day.
And the first trash you hear outta their mouths is this crap.
It’s what makes us relentless ANTI-immigration.
Texas and AZ first. When the wall is finished there do NM. Texas must be saved and it might not be too late for AZ. Let that rat bitch that runs NM try to deal with the illegals she loves so much.
“Columbus is Mexican dirt, right?
Just ask Pershing.”
The “Man Camp that was being set up for the construction workers, was right within the limits of Columus, NM, where Pancho Villa famously raided into the United States
Incredible. They're worried about "dozens of out-of-town WORKERS" but they're fine with thousands and thousands of FREE-LOADERS coming across the border.
Columbus NM would make an excellent artillery practice range.
Wasn’t Columbus, NM the site of Pancho Villa’s raid?
Were I the ramrod of this construction crew I would declare Columbus “off-limits” in the present and future. If they don’t want us, we don’t want them. Spend the $ elsewhere.
The very same protestors who want illegal aliens, with no medical screening, to enter the country. Makes perfect sense.
Close, it means our country.
Wasnt Columbus, NM the site of Pancho Villas raid?
I cant say that I know the answer to that but it does sound familiar. Did you know that Tucson Arizona has a brass statue of that murderous, dirty bandits Poncho Villa right in the heart of downtown?
No doubt these good citizens would feel safer with MS13 in their neighborhoods than the construction crews.
After that part of the wall is finished.
ICE will have to make a lot of unannounced visits to that town, area and left wing politicians, ranchers and anyone who profits from illegals.
DEA might want to visit the area.
My spider sense says Columbus NM gov’t officials are on cartel’s payroll. Could be wrong, but . . .
People always act like Villa’s raid just came out of nowhere. But a few weeks before he had government forces backed into a 180 against the US border at the Agua Prieta/Douglas Az . Woodrow Wilson let the Mexican army cross into America at McAllen Texas and move by train across Texas and New Mexico, complete with artillery. They disembarked at the Douglas Az depot about a mile from the border crossing. The Mexican Army marched straight into the perimeter and relieved the pinned down Mexican army. With fresh ammo, artillery and men they dealt Villas forces a bad blow and he had to withdraw.
But at that point, Villa decided if the Mexican army could operate in America, he could also.., and he attacked Columbus since he already had a dispute with a merchant there.
So basically Woodrow Wilson created the whole raid on US soil.
The unsung heroes are the US soldiers who set up belt feed guns and fought like hell.
And yes, Columbus today is virulently against the wall.
What stupid people. Theyll build the wall and move further down the line. President said the workers are being screened & tested. New Mexicans are dopey.
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