Berkeley Divests From Trump’s Border Wall

Divestment from the Dakota Access Pipeline is so last season. This spring, it’s all about the border wall with Mexico.

Berkeley, California became the first city in the country Thursday to ‘divest’ from Trump’s border wall. “As soon as practical,” the city will nix any and all existing contracts with businesses involved in the construction of the wall, which received $2 billion in the President’s budget plan last week.

“We as a community do not stand for building walls, but breaking down walls,” Mayor Jesse Arreguin said, calling the project a racist and xenophobic attempt to marginalize immigrants.

Berkeley is considering a similar move in regards to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The City of Alameda did so earlier this month, following in the footsteps of Santa Monica.