Facing backlash, companies building Trump’s wall prototype seek protections

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1a/1agp2wwcochc484j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1a/1agp2wwcochc484j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1a/1agp2wwcochc484j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1a/1agp2wwcochc484j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The prototypes for&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/460982/donald-trump" rel="nofollow" >Donald Trump</a>&rsquo;s proposed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/35987/border-wall" rel="nofollow" >border wall</a> with Mexico have been completed, and the six participating companies, whose names have been publicly released, are beginning to face some serious pushback.&nbsp;
Since the bidding process began, companies vying for the construction contract have received nonstop calls and criticism, been the site of protests, have received countless death threats, and according to one company, have even had their tractors stolen. Accused of betraying their own community, Hispanic-owned construction firms participating in the bidding process have faced the most backlash. Security work along the border has always been contentious and companies that have worked on the border fence as well as related roads and lighting have always experienced various levels of harassment. However, things are more charged nowadays. Beyond public criticism, companies competing to bid Trump's wall are facing legislative opposition on both the local and state level. Berkeley...

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