Skip to comments.Trump plans to divert $7.2 billion from Pentagon for border wall construction: report
Posted on 01/13/2020 6:16:09 PM PST by BeauBoEdited on 01/13/2020 6:49:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]
President Trump plans to divert $7.2 billion from the Pentagon to go toward border wall construction this year, an amount five times greater than what Congress authorized in the budget, the Washington Post reported.
This would be the second year in a row that money is redirected to the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border from military construction projects and counternarcotics funding.
The administration will take $3.5 billion from counter-drug programs and $3.7 billion from military construction funding, according to internal planning figures obtained by The Post, compared to $2.5 billion and $3.6 billion, respectively, last year...
A total of $18.4 billion in federal funds has (will have) gone to the border wall during Trumps presidency. The plans indicate that this new boost of funding would allow the administration to build about 885 miles of new fencing by spring of 2022, more than the 509 miles planned for the border, according to the Post.
That means another 376 more miles of barrier going in to places we haven't heard yet.
Since we are working down a priority list, 885 miles of barrier is going to accomplish nearly everything that barrier is needed for, in the Comprehensive Plan for Full Operational Control of the Southern Border.
It is a very good bet that this massive rollout of barrier is matched by a greater (in mileage terms) roll out of technology.
Bottom Line: A solid job of effectively securing the whole Southern Border in the first term - the rest will be relatively minor.
I’m good with this.
Another lawsuit coming....And they’ll lose for the third time.
Maybe it will be ignored....
Start deporting the parasites already here too
Keep building the wall and keep appointing judges. Five more years of this, and we’ll be getting somewhere.
National defense dollars being spent on national defense.
start deporting and stop giving our jobs away to H-1b’s
Don Jr 2024-A COMPLETE MORATORIUM on immigration
Why signal this? Another leak?
YES!!! National Defense where it’s appropriate.
Waiting for some black-robed tyrant to try to shut this down too.
SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS
Actually, Im glad that Ann Coulter has held Trumps feet to the fire on the wall and other immigration issues.
President Trump: the President who keeps his promises!
No more dynasties. I agree with completely stopping immigration though. Work and student visas too. Take our ball, go home and lock the gates.
Love those WINS
Best President and WINNER Evah.
“885 miles First Term!”
It says 885 miles by the end of 2022.
Right? How anyone could argue this isnt defense spending is beyond me.
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