Mexico’s Catholic Church has denounced companies considering participating in Trump’s Wall project that they will be signaled out as “immoral” and “traitors to the fatherland.”
Writing in the Desde la fe weekly, the Archdiocese of Mexico said that companies that operate on the principle that the “end justify the means” will in effect become co-conspirators in a hate-project “feeding discrimination.“
Mexican cement company Cemex expressed an interest in supplying material for the project, while the smaller Ecovelocity wants to bid as a lighting contractor, El Pais reports.
Meanwhile, it is doubtful whether the Trump administration can secure the funds to pay for a $20bn project that attracts no private investors and adds no value to the economy. Thus far, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked a meager $5 million, Reuters reports. That means Donald Trump will need to convince the Congress to include the bill in the 2018 budget. Republicans that want to reduce deficit and debt may be less eager to support the project.
The Mexican government is not keen to meet President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to pay for the wall, while the White House suggests that an import duty for products imported from Mexico will pay for the project.