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Here's what is left of US President Trump's border wall proposal

Here's what is left of US President Trump's border wall proposal

Here's what is left of US President Trump's border wall proposal
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By Statista  Feb 15, 2019 1:11 PM IST (Published)

According to the Associated Press, the proposal calls for $1.375 billion to be used on the construction of 55 miles of border fence – significantly less than the $5.7 billion requested by the president to build approximately 200 miles of wall and a far cry from the 1,000 miles that Trump once claimed his border wall would run for.

The Congressional budget to be approved by Friday to avert another government shutdown is cutting President Trump’s wall plans short by a pretty high degree.

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According to the Associated Press, the proposal calls for $1.375 billion to be used on the construction of 55 miles of border fence – significantly less than the $5.7 billion requested by the president to build approximately 200 miles of wall and a far cry from the 1,000 miles that Trump once claimed his border wall would run for.
654 miles of border walls and fences in different styles already exist on the US-Mexican border and another 124 miles have already been approved by Congress, according to the New York Times. Natural barriers like rivers and ridges also run along the Southern US border.
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