The Border Wall in Campo, California

In the mid-2000s, the local San Diego Minutemen solicited the participation of Americans from far-off states all over the US, engraved messages on small metal tags, and hung the tags on the barbed wire fence near the border wall in Campo.

This appears to be a local version of a broader effort called The Border Fence Project, sponsored by “” The group was listed as a “Nativist Extremist” group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2011. Leaders of the group claim that they will post your message on a tag for the small fee of $200.  Profits are dedicated toward a DIY effort to build more border wall.

As of April 2012, the site claims to have built 5 miles of fence, and invites viewers to donate used fence materials like wire, poultry netting, chain link, cement, T-posts and join the drive to build more fence.  And, a claim on the site suggests that with a $10 donation from 5 MILLION people, they could fence off the entire U.S.-Mexico border.  Knock yourselves out, folks.

While the site has photos of more border tags posted, the link to “Adopt a Post” appears to be dead.

Click here for my Border Wall PHOTOS from Campo, California