[:en]Tijuana residents call Trump ‘loco’ as he visits border wall prototypes[:es]Residentes de Tijuana llaman “loco” a Trump durante la supervisión de los prototipos del muro[:]

[:en]Donald Trump examined eight different styles of walls on the US border with Mexico, prototypes for the barrier he promised to build to keep out illegal immigrants and drugs.

The Republican brought a tough message on immigration to California during his first visit as US president to the heavily Democratic state that has served as a base of resistance to many of his policies.

Standing beside the prototypes, as US border patrol agents rode nearby on horseback, Mr Trump discussed the merits of various designs with border officials, his chief of staff, John Kelly, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

“The border wall is truly our first line of defence,” Mr Trump told reporters.

Mr Trump has asked the US Congress for $18 billion to build the structure, but the funding has become ensnared in controversy over a host of immigration restrictions he and Republicans have proposed.

On the other side of the border, in Tijuana, Mexico, residents laughed off the idea the monolithic slabs will stop desperate immigrants.

“The wall is just a waste of money. People will continue to cross, here, there, and everywhere,” Salome Pacheco said.

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Source: SBS[:es]La visita que este martes 13 de marzo realizara el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, a Otay Mesa, San Diego, generó protestas tanto en ese lugar como en Tijuana, Baja California, donde la gente se burló de los ocho prototipos de muro fronterizo que supervisó el presidente republicano, y lo llamó “Loco”.

Ocho prototipos del famoso muro fronterizo que el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, quiere construir a lo largo de la frontera con México fueron exhibidos al sur de California.

Cada uno mide entre cinco y nueve metros de alto por nueve metros de largo, están hechos de concreto reforzado o acero y, en algunos casos, de “materiales alternativos”, según indica RT.

Los muros se exhibieron en la frontera entre San Diego y Tijuana, y el propio Departamento de Seguridad Nacional estadounidense se encargó de tomar los videos para mostrar las bardas.

Son seis empresas las que compiten en la convocatoria por ser elegidas para llevar a cabo la magna promesa de campaña de Donald Trump.

La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza se encargará de evaluar la viabilidad, resistencia, costo y seguridad de los muros al terminar dicha convocatoria el 26 de octubre.

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