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Judge’s order fails to halt privately funded border wall construction

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Construction of a private section of border wall in Mission, Texas, is continuing despite a district judge’s Tuesday decision to temporarily block the work, The Guardian reported Saturday.

The expected 3.5-mile-long private section of border wall is being funded by We Build the Wall, a nonprofit organization founded by U.S. Air Force Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Brian Kolfage that has raised more than $25 million since its start in December 2018.

Workers were moving soil, digging trenches and positioning the physical wall on Thursday and Friday after Vasquez’s ruling, in which he says the construction will cause “imminent and irreparable damage” to the 100-acre National Butterfly Center, a museum adjacent to the wall, according to The Guardian.