By Will Kirby
DONALD Trump’s plans to build a wall between the US and Mexico have been given fresh hope after a Mexican cement company made a shock bid to take up the task.
Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC), one of Mexico’s largest construction material companies, has offered to do the job for the President-elect.
GCC chief executive Enrique Escalante said: “We can’t be choosy.
“We’re an important producer in that area and we have to respect our clients on both sides of the border.”
Trump’s proposal to build a “big, beautiful, powerful” wall to keep out illegal immigrants from Mexico was one of the most controversial elements of his divisive election campaign.
The US-Mexico border is 1,954 miles long and while there are already 650 miles of walls and fences along the fro
The President-elect recently conceded he would accept a fence instead of a wall in certain areas, adding: “But certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this, it’s called construction, there could be some fencing.”
His comments about illegal immigrants from Mexico have received widespread media attention.
frontier, it is estimated around 11 million illegal immigrants have escaped to the United States.
During his speech in which he announced his candidacy for President, he compared Mexican immigrants to “rapists”, saying: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best.
“They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with them.
He continued: “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists”, before conceding: “some, I assume, are good people.”