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Border Wall Builders Seek Protection

Jeff Sessions
U.S. Department of Justice
Jeff Sessions

The Association of General Contractors of America asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step in on their side after it says several construction companies didn’t bid on the two border wall projects because their owners feared cities would retaliate.

One of the cities they worry about is Tucson. The city passed a resolution opposing the border wall last summer. It threatens to divest itself from any company that profits from the border wall’s construct. At least three other cities passed similar resolutions.

Association spokesman Brian Turmail said, "It’s no different than a city saying hey, we’re not going to do business with this agency or this company because they’re building schools with single gender bathrooms. It’s a bad policy."

Turmail said the attorney general hasn’t yet responded to their request.

Fronteras Desk senior editor Michel Marizco is an award-winning investigative reporter based in Flagstaff.