Before this week, it’s doubtful a number of patriots had ever heard of the International Boundary and Water Commission, founded in 1889 to deal with issues that crop up at the border, but after a stunt at the section of wall built with private funds and spearheaded by Air Force Veteran Brian Kolfage, they are front and center in the fight to secure the southern U.S. border with Mexico.
They propped open the gate in the section of wall Kolfage’s group, Build the Wall, built because, according to them, the proper permits were not obtained before the building happened.
The half-mile barrier, on the border near Sunland Park, N.M., restricts access to a public monument and waterways, according to the IBWC.
“This is normally done well in advance of a construction project,” IBWC spokesperson Lori Kuczmanski told BuzzFeed News. “They think they can build now and ask questions later, and that’s not how it works.”
The Hill has reached out to the IBWC for further comment.
On Monday, IBWC officials propped open a large gate built into the wall, which had prevented access to a levee and a dam as well as a historic monument that begins a series of obelisks marking the border, BuzzFeed reported.
“We’re going to lock it in an open position until we come into a mutual decision on how this gate is going to operate,” Kuczmanski told the outlet.
The Department of Homeland Security didn’t have an objection according to Kolfage, but this commission between the United States and Mexico to deal with border does. And the IBWC just has zero problem leaving gates open and countering American security moves.
The IBWC is a fine example of over reach and growing to big. They are over stepping DHS, national security experts and undermining @realDonaldTrump as soon as they locked our gate open we noticed many other gates around el Paso just opened up!! They are planning for mass invasion
— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) June 11, 2019
Maybe it’s time to rethink this particular organization’s usefulness to American sovereignty. From this stunt, it appears that they are working against it.