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Trump’s Border Wall Would Use 0.034% of Federal Spending

(CNSNews.com) – President Donald Trump’s current border wall proposal would cost $18 billion over the next ten years, according to an estimate U.S. Customs and Border Protection sent to members of Congress last week. “The Trump administration is asking Congress for nearly $18 billion to construct more than 700 miles of new and replacement barriers along the Southwest border, its

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Trump Administration Seeks $18 Billion Over Decade to Expand Border Wall 

–WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is asking Congress for nearly $18 billion to construct more than 700 miles of new and replacement barriers along the southwest border, offering its most detailed description yet of the president’s vision for a border wall with Mexico. The request, if granted, would be a major expansion from the 654 miles of barrier now, bringing the total to

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Border wall prototypes a first small step on Trump campaign promise

–The U.S. Congress has so far shown little interest in appropriating the estimated $21.6 billion it would cost to build the wall. Still, border patrol officials on Monday welcomed the momentum on Trump’s pledge, which generated a groundswell of voter support that helped elect him to office. “Our current infrastructure is well over two decades old,” Roy Villareal, deputy chief

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Border wall prototype contractors selected 

After months of delay, the Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that it had selected four vendors to build prototypes of their proposed concrete walls in the San Diego area. Up to four selected proposals for alternative building materials will be announced later. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR  http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-border-wall-20170831-story.html

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Trump’s border wall prototypes in San Diego delayed until the winter – LA Times

Two companies that bid on mock-ups of the proposed border wall with Mexico, a keystone of President Trump’s campaign, made formal protests after failing to make it to the second round. The Associated Press was the first to report the news. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-border-wall-delay-san-diego-20170727-story.html

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Schumer’s plan to stop the wall

Chuck Schumer has concluded that denying President Trump his wall is perhaps the surest major defeat Democrats can hand the President in his first year. Trump needs 60 Senate votes to fund construction of his “great wall” along the Southern border. Unlike healthcare or tax reform, Republicans can’t use the budget process to ram the wall funding through Congress using

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Homeland Security secretary says a border wall won’t be built all at once

The nation’s top Homeland Security official portrayed himself Tuesday as a steward of President Trump’s vision for border security as he laid out a path to fruition for some of Trump’s most bombastic campaign promises. In his first appearance on Capitol Hill, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly described plans for safeguards along the border that were more piecemeal than

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