One in 10 firms bidding for Trump’s Mexico wall project are Hispanic-owned

More than 600 businesses have registered interest in the first phase of the $21bn project and while some see ethical dilemmas, for others work is work

Ten percent of the companies interested in bidding for the first stage of the construction of Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico are Hispanic-owned businesses, as construction firms wrestle with the morality of profiting from the controversial infrastructure project.

More than 600 businesses have formally registered interest since 24 February, when the Department of Homeland Security issued a presolicitation notice for contractors to perform the “design and build of several prototype wall structures” for the border.

A Guardian review of the companies reveals that 62 are “Hispanic American Owned” businesses.

“I think the wall is a waste of time and money,” said Patrick Balcazar, the owner of San Diego Project Management, PSC, a design-build construction firm in Puerto Rico that is listed as one of the Hispanic companies involved.

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Source By https://www.theguardian.com

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