American Friends Service Committee: Congress should not approve funding for border militarization
The Trump Wall Now Estimated to Cost $21.6 Billion
On Jan. 25, President Trump issued an executive order establishing plans for the construction of this wall. A 1,250-mile wall along the United States-Mexico border will require financial backing, and aside from all of the potential political fallout which may occur between the U.S. and its southern neighbor over such an undertaking, many people on both sides of the political aisle are wondering exactly how much such a project will cost.
According to a Reuters article published yesterday, an internal report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimated the wall would cost $21.6 billion, almost double the earlier estimates. The Trump campaign, and Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, previously came up with price estimates of $12 billion and $15 billion. – Read more…