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Boundary Commission Chains Gate Open in Private Border Wall

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Border wall GoFundMe leader Brian Kolfage has overcome skeptical donors, an unhappy local permitting office, and even GoFundMe itself in his attempt to build a privately funded border wall in New Mexico.

Now Kolfage’s wall faces another daunting obstacle: a padlock holding a gate in his wall open.

Since Monday, a gate in Kolfage’s border wall has been locked in place by the International Boundary and Water Commission. In response, Kolfage has urged his followers to call the IBWC and demand they “#CloseTheGate.”

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