The National Sheriffs’ Association announced a crowdfunding website for a wall along the AMERICAN-mexican border.
With the attempt to the construction of a wall along the AMERICAN-mexican border, seemingly stalled in Washington, the National Sheriffs’ Association is looking to help break the logjam by raising funds for the project.
The group has started a crowdfunding website, announced during a White House meeting attended by President Trump and 43 sheriffs of 35 states, the Charlotte Observer reported.
We wanted to clear up any confusion – we received a few e-mails about a possible GoFundMe account for the wall connected with the National Sheriffs’ Association.
The ONLY NSA-affiliated fund for the security of the borders is on https://t.co/8Fx1ThpNT4. pic.twitter.com/z28XwsTFQK
— National Sheriffs’ Association (@NationalSheriff) September 10, 2018
In a Wednesday news release, Sheriff Sam Page of North Carolina punished Congress for its “(refusal) to act on the security aspects of immigration reform, as have done nothing to stop the flow of drugs, such as Heroin in our neighborhoods.”
Page said Congress’ inaction prompted the nation’s sheriffs “come together and act for the safety of the people we have sworn to protect.”
“Without border security and immigration reform, more Americans continue to be victims of crime,” the homepage reads. “Now is the time to act! In this way our borders!”
Contributions to the project are tax-deductible and go to a special account specifically designated for the border security wall project, according to the website.
As of Wednesday evening, $14,000 of the $100,000 goal was raised – for a fraction of the estimated costs for the wall, which varies from $4 to $67 billion, Quartz reported.
Earlier this year, the National Sheriffs’ Association, in a letter to Congress, insisting that the legislation be passed to strengthen the security of the borders and the increase of resources. The letter was signed by more than 300 sheriffs from around the country.
The border, stretching from California, Texas, about 1900 km. A barrier of some capacity exists for approximately one-third of that area, the Mercury News of San Jose, Calif., reported.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.