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    Federal Wall Funding of $1.57 Billion Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence

    Federal Wall Funding of $1.57 Billion Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence

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    EL PASO, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 23: An incomplete section of border fencing as seen from the Texas side during Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan's tour of the US-Mexico border February 23, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Shanahan will visit troops on the border and sites where the Department of Homeland Security has requested Pentagon assistance to combat drug smuggling. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais - Pool /Getty Images) , Photographer: Pool/Getty Images North America


    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told.
    A lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives provided the information Tuesday to the judge in Oakland, California, who is weighing requests from 20 state attorneys general and the the Sierra Club to block Trump from using funds not authorized by Congress to build the wall.
    "The administration recently provided updated information to Congress on the status of its efforts as of April 30, 2019," the attorney, Douglas Letter, said in a court filing. "Based on that updated information, it appears that CBP has now constructed 1.7 miles of fencing with its fiscal year 2018 funding."
    That was 3/4 of a mile more than the administration reported at the end of February, Letter said.
    U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam had asked for the information at a May 17 hearing.
    Representatives of Customs and Border Protection didn't immediately respond to a request for comment after regular business hours.
    To contact the reporter on this story: Edvard Pettersson in Los Angeles at epettersson@bloomberg.net
    To contact the editors responsible for this story: Elizabeth Wollman at

    WE ARE GETTING SCREWED SO SO BAD!!!!! https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/federal-...ence-1.1262220
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    Check out these Texans CELEBRATING that 1.7 miles of new wall!!!!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    You think they'd be PROTESTING THE INVASION????? They're in Texas?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyklo View Post
    Federal Wall Funding of $1.57 Billion Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence


    It must be that UNDER BUDGET AND ON TIME thingy that Trump talks about!
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    The We Build The Wall team is giving away a trip to witness HISTORY BEING MADE!

    We're revealing the first completed portion of the wall with a MAGA star-studded celebration that we'd like you and a guest to attend as our treat. It's because of your investment in our mission that we were able to secure one of the "hottest" areas along the border. As such, we'd like to show our appreciation for your contribution to this cause and are only offering this opportunity to one lucky person who donated.




    We're raffling off a trip to our BIG reveal ceremony at the border wall we built, to one donor and their guest. You will get to be a part of this history-making moment and be treated to a meet and greet with our MAGA Star-Studded team, including founder Brian Kolfage, former White House Strategist Steve Bannon, former Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach, Sheriff David Clarke, Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo, and many more!



    The Winner and their Guest will be given roundtrip airfare and lodging for this once in a lifetime 2-day trip.

    TO ENTER: Please fill out the "raffle ticket" with your name and email address. In order to win you must be a donor, and we will verify this with our records.

    Looks like these guys are going to get theirs up much much FASTER!!!!! Hopefully they'll have more than 1.7 miles built and it will be a much better fence. They've been constructing it in SECRET. I didn't think they could pull that off because you would think they would have to permit the thing? Guess NOT because they're bragging about what they've got. Hope they don't diappoint us?????
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    I think it's that "lawyer from the US House of Representatives" "thingy" reported by a Canadian news agency.
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    $1.57 billion dollars for 1.7 miles of that? What is that, about eighteen feet tall? According to the numbers Trump has given in the past, that dinky fence is way over budget! I still remember him saying he would build 1,000 miles of 30-ft wall (wall, not fence) for $25 or so billion dollars. I think that was a number quoted back in 2017. Of course I think the expected cost has increased since then, but not to this level.


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    I think they misunderstood the letter from the "lawyer from the US House of Representatives":

    Trump has put up 39 miles of wall on 2,000-mile border despite claims of more
    by Anna Giaritelli
    | April 25, 2019 05:31 PM

    Only a small fraction of the 2,000-mile wall President Trump vowed as a candidate to build on the U.S.-Mexico border has gone up since he took office more than two years ago, according to a document the defense agency overseeing construction provided to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

    Exactly 39.8 miles of wall — technically steel bollard fence — have been installed along the southern border since January 2017, for an average of 1.7 miles per month.

    "The Corps has told our office that they have completed construction on 39.8 miles using FY17 appropriations funding, and that additional projects using FY18 funding are underway," a representative for Hoeven's office wrote in an email to Washington Examiner.
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    However, earlier this month, the Defense Department agency overseeing construction told Trump 82 miles had been completed by his administration.

    “We have put in the ground over 82 miles that is up to date. And then, right now, by the end of this year, we’ll have another 97 miles that will go in," Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite told Trump during a visit to Calexico, Calif., April 5.

    The Washington Examiner asked the Army Corps to clarify how many miles of wall it has put up over the past 23 months, but the corps said only Customs and Border Protection could provide the figure.

    CBP did not provide a number. The Department of Homeland Security and White House also did not share how many miles of barrier have gone up under Trump even though, publicly, Trump and his campaign have touted the progress they claim has been made on the project.

    Trump's 2020 campaign debuted the slogan "Finish the Wall" at his first rally of 2019 in El Paso, Texas. At one point during his speech, the crowd began cheering, "Build that wall." Trump responded, "Now you really mean 'finish that wall' because we've built a lot of it."

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan echoed that sentiment earlier this week when he told NBC News the Trump administration was "aggressively" working to build the wall.

    Although the campaign has made the border wall its main messaging line in the 2020 race, a spokeswoman could not confirm how many miles of barrier have been erected since January 2017.

    "No President has been as strong, relentless, and unwavering on border security as President Trump," Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for the campaign, wrote in an email. "From an emergency declaration and a veto to withholding aid from countries that serve as an origin for the illegal immigration crisis we face, President Trump has made good on his promise to build the wall, secure the border, and protect the American people..."

    Congress in 2017 approved 40 miles of new and replacement wall. By next month, those 40 miles of construction in San Diego, Calif.; Santa Teresa, N.M.; Calexico, Calif.; and El Paso, Texas, will be completed.

    In the 2018 omnibus, lawmakers also approved around 70 miles of new and replacement wall in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, various regions of California, and Yuma, Ariz. To date, less than one mile has been installed.

    No other projects have been awarded with fiscal 2019 money that was approved in February though Semonite has claimed the Corps will put up 450 miles of wall in the next year and a half.

    Hoeven said he has serious concerns with that claim. “Given the situation at the southern border, we need to secure the border. The construction process needs to be transparent, and the border wall built as efficiently and effectively as possible," he said.

    Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., called last month for the Army Corps to be "fired" because it has "wasted taxpayer funds and been egregiously slow in constructing physical barriers" on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    “The president prides himself on accomplishing projects on time and under budget. Unfortunately, current construction of the wall has been contracted out to the USACE, and on time and under budget has not characterized their work. Below are three specific examples of how the USACE has wasted taxpayer funds and been egregiously slow in constructing physical barriers on our southern border," Cramer said in a statement at the time.

    Roughly 700 miles of the 2,000-mile border has some sort of barrier as a result of the Secure Fence Act. Around 300 miles of that is a vehicle barrier that is less than four feet tall.

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    Those Ever Trumpers are just as rabid and irrational as those that put Obama in the second term. What's going on at the border is a once in a lifetime invasion. They need to wake up.

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    Check out these Texans CELEBRATING that 1.7 miles of new wall!!!!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    You think they'd be PROTESTING THE INVASION????? They're in Texas?????
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    GET BOATS ON THE RIO GRANDE AND STOP THIS INVASION!!!
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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    Trump has built less than 2 miles of new wall with $1.57 BILLION Congress handed him for this year but insists 'demolition and rebuilding' should count too


    • Letter to a federal judge from the House of Representatives' top lawyer spells out how little this year's congressional appropriation has bought
    • Trump claims he should get credit for replacing older walls that are ineffective
    • He promised Monday night that he would have 500 miles of wall built by next year, but so far it's just 1.7 miles
    • Nearly all the wall construction under contract from the Army Corps of Engineers is for replacements where barriers already existed
    • Sarah Sanders insisted Wednesday that 'close to 115 miles' have been builtbut a Fox News interviewer didn't askher if that was 'new' or 'replacement' barriers

    By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    PUBLISHED: 08:51 EDT, 22 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:30 EDT, 22 May 2019

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    The Trump administration has built less than 2 miles of new border barriers using the $1.57 billion Congress allocated to the project for the fiscal year that will end September 30, according to a letter filed Tuesday in federal court.
    House of Representatives general counsel Douglas Letter made that revelation to Judge Haywood Gillam, citing information the administration provided to Congress about its efforts through the end of April.
    'Based on that updated information, it appears that CBP has now constructed 1.7 miles of fencing with its fiscal year 2018 funding,' Letter wrote.
    President Donald Trump fired back Wednesday on Twitter, defending what he said has been 'a complete demolition and rebuilding of old and worthless barriers with a brand new Wall and footings.'
    'Problem is, the Haters say that is not a new Wall, but rather a renovation. Wrong, and we must build where most needed,' he added.

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    President Donald Trump played defense on Wednesday after a lawyer for Congress told a federal judge that his administration has made little progress building a border wall despite getting $1.57 billion in funding for it this year


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    On Tuesday the House of Representatives' general counsel told a judge that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol 'has now constructed 1.7 miles of fencing' with the $1.57 billion it received for the project in the fiscal year that ends September 30


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    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders insisted Wednesday on TV that the administrationwill have 500 miles of wall built by year's end and would be twice as far along if Democrats were helping instead of pushing back

    'Also, tremendous work is being done on pure renovation – fixing existing Walls that are in bad condition and ineffective, and bringing them to a very high standard!' Trump concluded.
    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman told DailyMail.com in March that it had not erected any walls at all to protect previously unbarricaded sections of America's southern border.
    'The first new wall project, where no barrier currently exists, is anticipated to start in April,' CBP spokesman Roger Maier said at the time. He identified Hidalgo County as the construction project's location, a border zone along a meandering 50-mile stretch of the Rio Grande.
    CBP said last year that it was 'designing and constructing approximately 25 miles of levee wall system' in that county, whose anchor is the the border city of McAllen.
    Maier did not immediately respond to a question on Wednesday about whether the Hidalgo County project has proceeded.
    CBP wrote in March, after DailyMail.com reported Maier's comments, that it had 'built 38 miles of new border wall system in CA NM & TX—providing new capability by replacing ineffective infrastructure, like Normandy-style barriers designed only to stop vehicles, not people on foot.'

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    Trump blasted the 'haters' who point to a lack of action at the border, claiming that he should get credit for 'demolition and rebuilding' of ineffective border barriers

    President Trump tweets a time-lapse video of wall in New Mexico
















    Trump said Monday night during a rally in Pennsylvania that 'the wall is being built as we speak.'
    'We'll have almost 500 miles of wall by the end of next year,' he boasted, inviting an audience member on stage who was wearing a suit made of brick wall-print fabric.
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders upper the ante Wednesday morning, saying the administration will hit that landmark by the end of 2019 and that Letter cited 'an incorrect number.'
    'I know that there have been – there's over 100 miles, I think it's close to 115 miles that have been finished,' she said on 'Fox & Friends.'
    'We feel comfortable and confident that we're on track to get right around 500 finished by the end of the year,' Sanders insisted.
    Letter's letter doesn't address the possibility that the Trump administration has used money for wall-building other than the funds Congress appropriated for this year.
    The president has rediirected billions of dollars to the project through a national emergency declaration, while claiming at the same time that the project has long been underway.
    Both houses of Congress voted to rescind that declaration with a resolution that the president vetoed in March.

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    Nearly all of the documented border wall construction the Trump administration has engaged in so far has consisted of replacing some existing barriers and reinforcing others with secondary fencing


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    Customs and Border Protection says it has replaced 'dilapidated' border barriers that consisted of Normandy-style vehicle barriers like these, shown in April 2018 between Santa Teresa, New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

    Trump is shocked that immigrants are dying while crossing border























    The administration has awarded contracts for just 244 miles of barriers so far, and more than half of the money required to pay for those projects is earmarked from emergency-declaration funds that court battles have, at least temporarily, put out of reach.
    Of those 244 miles' worth of contracted walls, 230 would be replacements to barriers that existed when Trump became president in January 2017.
    Judge Gillam presides over two separate lawsuits aimed at stopping Trump from using emergency-declaration money to fund construction that Congress has refused to pay for.
    California and 19 other states brought one suit. Plaintiffs in the other include the Sierra Club and the American Civil Liberties Union.
    Trump has boasted in the past that '[w]e have already built large new sections' during his time in the White House.
    But border barriers erected between the U.S. and Mexico since Inauguration Day 2017 have consisted almost exclusively of supplements to existing walls and replacements for outmoded or decreipt barriers.
    Maier said in March that CBP had 'constructed approximately 38 of 40 miles of wall in place of outdated designs,' using funds Congress appropriated for fiscal 2017.
    Those replacements are up in San Diego and El Centro, California; Santa Teresa, New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas.
    'This barrier replaced dilapidated infrastructure, half of which was Normandy-style vehicle barrier,' he said.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7058091/Trump-built-2-miles-new-wall-1-57-BILLION-Congress-handed-year.html
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