DHS Wants Proposals for a Border Wall 'Aesthetically Pleasing in Color'
The Department of Homeland Security has requested proposals for President Trump's border wall, and specifically, they would like it to be "aesthetically pleasing in color" on the side that faces America.
Other requirements for the wall include its height, which "ideally ... should be 30 feet (9 meters) high."
However the government is flexible on certain details.
According to one document posted online by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Friday night, the wall should be 30 feet high, built using concrete, and "physically imposing." However, it says designs over 18 feet (5.5 meters) high could be acceptable.
"Designs with heights of less than 18 feet are not acceptable," the document said. They also are looking for designs that do not allow people to climb over it or tunnel under it.
"The wall shall prevent/deter for a minimum of 1 hour the creation of a physical breach of the wall (e.g., punching through the wall) larger than 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter or square using sledgehammer, car jack, pickaxe, chisel, battery-operated impact tools, battery-operated cutting tools, oxy/acetylene torch or other similar hand-held tools," it said.
The proposed White House budget, released last week, asked for $3 billion in additional funding for this border wall.