You don't hear much crazy stuff about El Paso, Texas, but yesterday, something taking place in the city was a big deal. A nonprofit known as "We Build The Wall" began construction on Friday, May 24, and three days later, completed a one-mile stretch of border wall on Memorial Day.\nThis all started back in December 2018—a very complicated, chaotic time. The whole "to-build-the-wall-or-not-build-the-wall" discussion got so intense the government had to shutdown to focus on finding a solution. Trump wanted funding for the wall and Democrats didn't want to give it to him. It was a whole ordeal. But amist the feuding politicians, a GoFundMe emerged from a small corner of the internet by tripe-amputee war veteren Brian Kolfage.\nKolfage, founder of We The Build The Wall, asked for money to fund a wall on the southern border. And they raised a lot. Like, over $22 million. It started about just getting the wall funded and expanded until the organization decided to build the wall themselves.\nAnd yesterday, the organization did just that. On private land, using private donations, the wall connects two 21-mile sections of existing fence for an estimated $6-8 million, according to a source for CNN. This section of the border is known to be the worst smuggling route on the entire border, according to Kolfage.\nMany people were thrilled.\nAMAZING!..#Webuildthewallprivate organization does their part in the battle to protect our borders.Isn't that the reason why we elect politicians?Privately funded organization 'We Build the Wall' starts construction of border barrier in El Paso areahttps://t.co/PRtZ5xTdfH— RockersDenStore (@RockersDenStore) May 27, 2019\nNext step... seceding?\nAmazing what the private sector can do when you get government out of the way.— Rick O’Shea (@rickoshea1977) May 27, 2019\nSome see its potential in decreasing the rate of sex trafficking.\nI've fought sex trafficking as a DHS special agent – We need to build the wall for the children https://t.co/n1RTugGxCF— Norm Robinson (@sFUNergy) May 26, 2019\nOthers are skeptical about the private organization.\nIsn't this the same guy who weeks ago was revealed to have taken all the money for private gains?— Eternal (@Outside_85) May 27, 2019\nSome wonder, is it just a glorfied white-picked fence?\nI have one on my private property but I just call it a fence.....and it didn’t cost millions.— VinnieJ🌱 (@VinnieJ06) May 27, 2019\nUnless you're going to somehow acquire all of the private land along the border, it seems like a waste of time. People will simply go around it (or over it and under it), but whatever, if it helps them sleep at night, more power to them. At least it ain't my money.— Skane (@SkaneCanyon) May 28, 2019\nNo private wall should be attached to a federal wall. And who will police it? So is this and “the wall stands alone”— J. Jordan (@Oneboomer) May 28, 2019\nThere's still a lot of uncertainty in the air about the logistics of it. But Kolfage did say he plans to sell to wall to the government for just $1. Now that's a deal.\nThis article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.