Trump Border Wall Ladders GoFundMe Page Latest: Total Raised Exceeds $60K in Two Days

A GoFundMe campaign asking people to donate toward the purchasing of ladders for migrants trying to climb over Trump's proposed border wall has exceeded $60,000 in donations since it was set up on Wednesday with a goal of raising $100 million.

Created by Charlotte Clymer and Twitter user @HoarseWisperer, the satirical "Ladders to Get Over Trump's Wall" campaign was created in response to a separate GoFundMe page aimed at helping the government fund the wall—which has raised nearly $11 million so far.

Read more: Border wall GoFundMe Page update: Rival fundraiser for Trump wall ladders raises more than $24K in one day

According to the creators, the rival campaign "isn't really about ladders at all" but is intended to point out the ridiculousness of the original fundraiser started by retired U.S. Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage Jr. called "We the People Will Build the Wall Fund."

"We saw some folks are raising money for a border wall to keep out our migrant siblings and fellow human beings, who are fleeing violence and persecution and whose tragically underpaid labor is essential to the U.S. economy," the creators of the rival campaign wrote on their GoFundMe page. "Seems like a bad idea on countless levels for everyone involved. Maybe we should focus on human rights and creating a community that reflects our supposed values."

"And even though at a rate of $1.7 million daily, it would take their fund about 35 years to raise the $21.7 billion that Trump's own Department. of Homeland Security says would be needed to build said wall, we wanna make sure ladders are ready to send over to our undocumented friends and help them," they wrote. "If this seems ludicrous, we welcome you to the coalition of reasonable adults."

The creators say that if they don't reach their goal, or the "We the People…" campaign doesn't hit its $1 billion target, all money raised will go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)—a nonprofit organization based in Texas that provides legal services for immigrants. The organization also runs Casa RAICES, which provides housing for undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers.

"You see, they'll never reach their goal, but no matter how much we raise, we're going to reach ours," the creators wrote.

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a stopgap spending bill that would fund the government until February 8 while also including $5.7 billion for Trump's border wall, 24 hours before a partial government shutdown was set to begin. But the bill is not likely to make it through the Senate today as Democrats will need to support it if it is going to pass.

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