Border Wall Bidders Beware

Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo said Thursday he’d introduce plans to force companies bidding for City business to disclose whether the same companies had also applied to work on the border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Cedillo said the public deserves to know if the City’s money is going to firms working on the wall. 

“We think it’s an imperative and it’s our duty, particularly given the folly of this [border wall] proposal,” Cedillo told reporters. 

When asked if the disclosure was meant to discourage local businesses from participation in the wall construction – Cedillo said, “yes.” 

He made the announcement on the steps of City Hall and was joined by union leaders and community groups opposed to President Trump’s efforts to increase enforcement of immigration laws.

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