President Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall between the US and Mexico is about to be fulfilled, in part, as plans for wall construction are set to begin this year.
One of President Donald Trump’s most well-received campaign promises was his vow to build a “big, beautiful” wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to help drastically curb illegal immigration.
Now it appears that the wall is finally going to start being built soon — albeit in small chunks. As part of the White House’s 2017 budget supplement for border security and defense, the Trump administration is requesting just shy of $1 billion for 62 miles of border wall/fencing, CNN reported.
This money would fund roughly 48 miles of new wall, plus maintenance and upgrades on existing sections of fencing along the border.