Central American migrants traveling with a caravan gather at the border wall, some sitting on top of it, look toward the U.S. from Mexico during a gathering of migrants living on both sides of the border, on the beach where the border wall ends in the oce

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A Texas Company will be building part of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico Border

November 03, 2018 - 2:15 pm

The Associated Press

A Texas company will be building six miles of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border starting in February 2019. Galveston-based SLSCO won the $145 million dollar contract to construct the first section of border barriers in the Rio Grande Valley. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the project will raise the height of all the existing fencing at the McAllen Station region, as well as the construction of an 18-foot, reinforced concrete levee wall.  The Rio Grande Valley is one of the busiest corridors for illegal crossings.