California plans to penalize Trump wall firms

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 11:45

Three California lawmakers have introduced legislation that would penalize firms keen to take part in President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

The legislation announced on Monday calls for California’s two public pension funds — the largest in the nation — to divest from companies involved in the construction of the controversial barrier.

“Californians build bridges not walls,” Phil Ting, one of the three Democratic lawmakers, said in a statement.

“This is a wall of shame and we don’t want any part of it. Immigrant stories are the history of America, and this is a nightmare.”

Assembly Bill 946 was submitted after the US Customs and Border Protection last week requested design proposals for the wall set to be about 2,000 miles long.