$1 billion has been approved for the construction of the border wall.
After years of teasing the eventual arrival of his biggest project to date, Donald Trump is finally able to build his southern border wall. The topic was one of the main points that led to his election as the President of the United States, promising to make America "great" and "safe" again. The POTUS famously said the following words during his campaign:
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
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Although, according to Trump, some Mexicans are good people, he has made it his personal mission to keep America as an exclusive territory, limiting immigration laws and building a literal wall to prevent those "rapists" from coming in. As reported by CNN, the Pentagon has just announced that they've authorized the $1 billion price tag for Trump's southern border wall, approving the immediate construction of it. The billion dollars will be used to fund 57 miles of fencing, road improvements, and other measures on the southern border.
Last month, a national emergency was declared in order to collect as much money as possible to fund the border wall. It appears as though Trump's plan worked out because, now, the wall is finally coming.
The $1 billion is reportedly a starting point as the Pentagon will make a further $1.5 billion available at a future time. Are you for or against the wall?