As a trial run, MakinHay submitted a formal proposal for building a prototype wall between the United States and Mexico. We will not be selected, but we achieved our primary goal. To slow or stop more significant procurements in the future, we needed to better understand if an individual person could successfully submit a proposal for consideration. The answer is yes.Building on this experience, our web app will make it simple for individuals across the country to submit thousands or hundreds of thousands of proposals with a click of a button?  U.S. law mandates that each and every proposal, whether from a multinational company or a single individual, be evaluated equally and fairly. Based on our test case, we can build an app that will allow any individual to submit a full proposal with little more than a click of a button. Content will be produced by our volunteers and interested people across the country, combined into compliant proposals, and submitted to the Government. Our app will introduce slight variances to prevent group evaluations while ensuring that the i's and t's are properly dotted and crossed.

If we can energize thousands of people to submit a proposal with a click, we can grind the process to a halt. The Government cannot effectively evaluate thousands of responses using their usual mechanisms. As the procurement process regulations were specifically written to give the small guy a chance against corporate America, adjusting the process to weed-out our proposals will be difficult. We want to make it impossible for them to find the needle in the haystack.

We could use your help in making this project a reality. We need website developers, concept paper writers, and ultimately thousands of people to submit proposals. If competent construction firms or people with the means to submit realistic solutions will participate, we would love to sprinkle a few gems within our haystack to make it harder for the Government to reject the proposals en masse. Finally, we need lawyers or law students who can us navigate the laws to our best advantage and to ensure that each and every proposal gets its fair shot.


We submitted our own official wall proposal. It is currently being evaluated by the Government. Check it out!

We don't expect to win, but they gotta read them all!

Once the Stop the Wall app is completed, we can use the same technique to delay procurements for immigration prisons, new roads to the border area, transportation to send undocumented workers back to their home countries, etc.

The Government's attack on Sanctuary Cities and the undocumented workers they shelter violates the core principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which the United States championed in 1948. After World War II, our nation recognized that people throughout the world have an innate right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and that these rights were not limited by national boundaries.

Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights states simply:

  1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.
  2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality. 

Our country helped author this declaration, because we understood the danger of a world without human rights. Our country bore witness to the horrors of the Holocaust and came to realize how our refugee policy failed the world. Our leaders comprehended the threats posed by amoral dictatorships and pronounced a better way. The United States stood first in the world.

Trump and Sessions are not interested in making America great again, they are interested in taking us back to the Trail of Tears, to the injustices of slavery and Jim Crow, to a time where the rights of individuals were ignored. It is time to fight back.

The Government wants to punish cities that fail to comply with 8 U.S. Code 1373 which states, no agency or official may restrict a civil servant from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service [ICE] information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual. We want to illustrate the stupidity of this law by embracing it.

The law prohibits ANY efforts to manage the flow of citizenship queries. Let's show the Government what no restrictions really means. With a click of the button, a single civil servant will be able to generate millions of queries drawn from voter roles. After all, Donald Trump himself has maintained that millions of undocumented workers illegally voted. With help from across the country, we will generate billions of legal queries.

These messages will not be simple SPAM which the Government can shove aside. The law they so fervently insist on enforcing mandates that they CANNOT restrict the flow of our queries, and they MUST respond to each and every one.


  • The Sanctuary app will be carefully designed to prevent the inadvertent targeting or identification of undocumented residents.


  • The Sanctuary app will not generate fraudulent requests. Instead, all messages will be tied to the legitimate queries of civil servants and activists  across this nation.


  • We know that the Sanctuary Cities across this nation are focused on the safety of their citizens. While their constitutional legal battle against Trump's draconian measures will likely succeed, we want to make sure that the law is emasculated regardless of the Supreme Court's opinion.


  • Help us build a haystack and stop Trump's assault on the safety of our country's documented and undocumented residents.

Give VOICE to the Victims Of ICE

In 1939, the MS St. Louis sailed from Germany to Florida with over 900 Jewish refugees. Because of fears not unlike those stoked by Trump today, the ship was turned away mere yards from freedom. Despite the heroic efforts of the ship's captain, 620 Jewish passengers were returned to continental Europe. As with the Syrian refugees in squalid camps throughout the mid-East, the passengers of the St. Louis were unable to escape the horrors of the conflict. The leaders of the world at the time, including our President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, were unwilling to take the risk of allowing non-Christians and potential spies into the country. Does this sound familiar?

Two Hundred and Fifty Four souls died at the hands of the Nazi's as a result.

Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tears apart families and separates parents from their children without reasonable cause. As soon as we establish the necessary internal processes and controls for the publishing of immigrant and refugee stories, we will utilize this space to draw attention to the Victims Of ICE.

As a placeholder for future stories, our image of Charlie Chaplin reflects the politically motivated, xenophobic, and hateful immigration policies which have so often bedeviled the United States. In Chaplin's case, he used his voice to draw attention to societies troubles. In response, the Government actively sought to destroy his life and his reputation.

In 1952, Representative John Rankin of Mississippi told the House of Representatives:

I am here today demanding that Attorney General Tom Clark institute proceedings to deport Charlie Chaplin. His very life in Hollywood is detrimental to the moral fabric of America. In that way, he can be kept off the American screen and his loathsome pictures can be kept from before the eyes of the American youth. He should be deported and gotten rid of at once.

Because he spoke of reason and truth, Charlie Chaplin was expelled from the United States in 1952.