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LATINO FIRM'S DESIGNS FOR BORDER WALL

Michael Evangelista-Ysasaga, a Mexican-American, heads up the PennaGroup, a Latino-owned U.S. military and government contracting firm creating a design proposal for President Trump's controversial border wall. A long time immigration reform advocate, Evangelista-Ysasaga views the proposed wall as an inevitable reality.

His firm's submission is in response to a request by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for proposals. One in 10 firms bidding for the 1,000 mile, $21 billion CBP project are Latino-owned.

According to Evangelista-Ysasaga, the decision was made after much soul-searching and in response to disturbing design option rumors, including lethal ones.  The PennaGroup's design , while catering to CBP's basic demands, is structured to be more humane and to take into account wildlife, ecology and hydrology.

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