"The primary objective of this effort is to develop design standards for a border wall that may be constructed along the southwest border with Mexico in support of [U.S. border protection] operational requirements", Carlos Diaz, spokesman for the CBP, told The Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday.
The businessman added it is unclear what other companies might participate or what demand would exist for the wall's cement.
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Trump has also criticized China's activities in the South China Sea and suggested he might use Taiwan as leverage in negotiations. This will be the first visit by a top Chinese diplomat since president Donald Trump took office last month, reports Xinhua .
Defense contractor Raytheon and global construction firm Caddell have also expressed interest in bidding.
A number of small businesses have also applied, including 20 owned by Hispanic Americans who could come under scrutiny for helping create the structure.
"For that reason, we will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border". First, concepts must be submitted by March 10, 2017.
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It remains to be seen how much longer the members will remain compliant under the looming threat of USA oil. West Texas Intermediate was unchanged at $54.45 a barrel by 0526 GMT, pulling back from early losses.
Although the presidents plan to build the wall has been welcomed by some Congressional Republicans and supporters, it has caused a diplomatic crisis with Mexico, whose president, Enrique Peña Nieto, cancelled an official visit to the USA at the end of last month.
"We're going to build a wall, don't worry about it", Trump told a cheering crowd of his supporters. On Wednesday morning, Vice President Mike Pence was questioned on "Good Morning America" about Trump's declining to say in his speech that Mexico would pay.
Trump said in an interview with broadcaster Fox News that he did not think his border policies have been communicated well.
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One of the buildings is a mechanic garage with 28 cars under repairs, with other vital documents, were burned during the attack. Many immigrants "fear that these structures are set up to expose them" for not having their documents in order, he said.
"Well, they are", retorted Pence, the former Republican governor of Indiana.