"I have to mix it with the crowbar. You have to make sure that all the plastic pieces mix with the concrete," said Jesse Salazar.
Salazar's first idea was to build a bench with his eco-bricks, an idea inspired by his environmental teacher.
"We would clean up all of the garbage in the United States and have all students stick it into a bottle and we can send these bricks down to the border," said Mt. Diablo teacher Cindy Gershen.
The new idea is to build an Eco-wall, an idea inspired by President Donald Trump.
"Those who are willing to work and keep the nation going, of course, they deserve a change. But, when it comes to people bringing say the crime from over there to here I feel like that is what shouldn't be brought into this country," said Salazar.
A son of Mexican immigrants, Salazar remembers growing up with the fear of his mom getting deported. He wants his Eco-wall idea to be about unity and not separating families.
Congress has approved $1.7 billion dollars in funding for 124 miles. Salazar says he can charge less but it'll be with a twist.
"I envision it to be the length of this table so people can go around it or even through it. Also, there's going to be a small door," said Salazar.
The High School Junior is planning to finish a prototype of his take on the wall this summer and send a photo to the president.