ALEC sponsors spent tens of millions of dollars on federal and state lobbying to rewrite state laws that protect workers, consumers and the environment
Far-right billionaire Robert Mercer's firms BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are all invested in the company building a prototype of the wall.
Jon Letman is a freelance journalist on Kauai. He writes about politics, people and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Follow him on Twitter: @jonletman.