NEW MEXICO – Former Trump campaign CEO and White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon kicked off the Symposium At The Wall this morning at the New Mexico-Mexico-Texas border on Friday morning.
Hundreds of attendees and pro-Trump Instagram influencers descended on the U.S. border for three days of speeches, fundraising, and panel discussions about border security and the privately funded wall built following the fundraising efforts of Brian Kolfage and the We Build the Wall project.
We Build The Wall have so far built a 25-foot-high steel wall on private land that stretches for half a mile.
“This is a citizen-led movement,” said Bannon in his opening remarks, hinting at big-name keynote speakers due to join the event later in the day.
The speaker list includes panelists from Numbers USA, as well as Kris Kobach, Michelle Malkin, David Bossie, Corey Lewandowski, Sheriff Clarke, Mike Cernovich, Raheem Kassam, Congressman Louie Gohmert, General Spalding, Candace Owen, and more.
"This is the first privately constructed border wall on the national border in U.S. history. That in and of itself is an amazing accomplishment, and it's not going to be the last," said Kris Kobach.
We Build The Wall have so far built a 25-foot-high steel wall on private land that stretches for half a mile. The plan, Human Events understands, is to continue down the same path and meet the government wall 21 miles down the road.
Border agents have estimated this stretch of land can see up to 100 illegal immigrants crossing the border over the course of just one night. Around $100,000 of illicit drugs are also said to have crossed the border in a single night.
“We’re closing a gap that’s been a big headache for them,” said Kobach, the former Kansas Secretary of State.
Human Events will be providing live coverage from the border over the course of the event.
One America News will also be covering the event, which is live-streamed on the We Build the Wall Inc. Facebook page.