Doug Bedell — January 2, 2020, 11:21 am

Southern Border Security Wall Proceeding Slowly

In Homeland Security provides an update on the southern border wall – it isn’t going all that well.

“To date, the White House has been able to obtain several billion dollars in DoD money, redirected from counterdrug and maintenance programs. However, the ability of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use these funds was further hampered by investigations connected to building contractors…

“According to the Los Angeles Times, the Trump administration has built about 90 miles of border barrier, but mostly replacing existing fencing, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers December 2019 report. In October, the administration started building 13 miles of wall in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, where it has issued contracts this year to build another 83 miles of wall. The government also began building 166 more miles of wall this year in border areas near Tecate, Mexico; El Centro, CA; El Paso, TX; and Tucson and Yuma, AZ.”

Call border wall building a multi-billion dollar plod.

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