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Pentagon authorizes transfer of $1 billion for border wall construction

March 26, 2019

  After Donald Trump was only able to secure $1.3 billion of the $5 billion he requested from the Congress to build a wall on the southern border the President declared a national emergency and ordered the Department of Defense to identify $3.6 billion which could be reallocated to build the wall.

  Last week it was reported that the Pentagon actually found $12.8 billion which could be reallocated and now it is being reported that the Pentagon has indeed freed up $1 billion to build a portion of the wall. Here is more:

The Pentagon notified Congress Monday night that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the US-Mexico border, drawing immediate objections from Democratic lawmakers.

A Pentagon budget reprogramming notification sent to Capitol Hill on Monday and obtained by CNN indicates that up to $1 billion will go toward building 57 miles of fencing, improving roads and other measures on the southern border.

The Department of Defense authorized the Army Corp of Engineers to begin planning and construction for the project Monday night. The department will direct the funds toward 18-foot-high fencing along the Yuma and El Paso sections of the border, according to a letter acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan sent to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

  And this is just the beginning, with another $1 billion coming soon. Needless to say Democrats disapprove of this news but earlier today the House failed to override the President’s veto so the national emergency stays in place and there is nothing the Democrats can do but wait and hope that a court orders a halt on the wall. And judging by what we have seen in the past I think there is a good chance this will happen sooner rather than later. But as of right now Donald Trump is slowly but surely making good on his campaign promise to build the wall.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2019 5:21 am

    Hate to rain on the parade, but I think by the time we get the wall built we will have half the world living here. Still requesting asylum. Yet I give the man credit for still keeping the faith and trying to do what he said he would do. I would be so sick of what they have done to me I will tell them to stick it.

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    • March 27, 2019 7:04 pm

      That’s probably true, by the time enough wall gets built it will be too late and the damage will be done.

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