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Contractor: Tucson wrong for divestment list inclusion

March 22, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson contractor says the city is wrong to include the company on a list of firms it won’t invest in over ties to President Donald Trump’s effort to build a border wall.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a three-page letter, signed by West Point Contractors Vice President John Alley, notes that if city staff members had reached out, they would have learned that the border fence project the company is working on in El Paso was approved during the Obama administration.

The letter says West Point decided against submitting proposals for the prototype walls requested under the Trump administration.

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild says he plans on responding to the company directly.

He expects that city staff will review the list after receiving the letter from West Point.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com

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