That number included 415,816 apprehensions by the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP).
Cemex has a locations along the U.S. -Mexico Border including in El Paso, Laredo, McAllen and Brownsville. Contracts are expected to be issued in mid-April.
The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit "concept papers" to design and build prototypes by March 10, according to FedBizOpps.gov, a procurement website for federal contractors.
Last Friday, the Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection posted a preliminary solicitation for firms interested in designing and building the controversial border wall along the southern USA border.
"They will reimburse us for the cost of the wall".
Russian Federation vetoes United Nations sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons
British UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told the council before the vote: "This is about taking a stand when children are poisoned". The Assad regime has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons in the war that has killed over 310,000 people since March 2011.
The president told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that construction will start "very soon" and is "way, way, way ahead of schedule".
Estimates now tag the wall cost at $10-$15 billion dollars.
Since the earliest stages of his presidential campaign in 2015, Trump has vowed to build a wall along the USA border with Mexico as a way to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking. An internal Homeland Security report forecast the total cost could be as much as $21.6 billion.
Although the presidents plan to build the wall has been welcomed by some Congressional Republicans and supporters, it has caused a diplomatic crisis with Mexico, whose president, Enrique Peña Nieto, cancelled an official visit to the USA at the end of last month. "A new national pride is sweeping across our Nation", he said. Critics have said that scenario would mean American consumers actually would be paying for the wall.