Here come the wall prototypes...we still wonder who is footing the bill? The American taxpayer?
An internal report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), obtained by Reuters, estimated that fully walling or fencing off the entire border would cost $21.6bn and take more than three years to build. So far DHS has only identified $20m that can be redirected to the project – enough to cover the prototypes. The department has issued a budget that asks Congress to approve nearly $1.6bn for the wall in the fiscal year 2018. During the election campaign Trump repeatedly claimed that Mexico will pay for the wall but in April he tweeted: “Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall.” The Guardian