İrem GÖL -TDO- The Trump administration is ramping up construction of its multibillion dollar southern border wall, despite the rapidly escalating coronavirus epidemic which threatens to kill thousands of Americans and plunge the country into economic recession. Earlier this week, Customs and Border Protection announced plans to erect more than 150 miles of the 30 ft border wall in Arizona, New Mexico and California. The announcement came shortly after Donald Trump declared a national emergency, amid mounting criticism about his handling of the coronavirus epidemic which looks likely to cost billions dollars to tackle.
Myles Traphagen, ecologist with Wildlands Network said: “There is no sign of construction slowing down, hundreds of construction workers from all over the country and Mexico continue working on the wall, commuting back and forth on weekends, staying in hotels and eating at restaurants in our communities, before returning home and potentially transferring Covid-19. This is a public health hazard and it needs to be stopped.”