New Report Says Only 1.7 Miles of Border Wall Built. President Trump Sets The Record Straight.

A new report from BNN Bloomberg was released on Tuesday that states only 1.7 miles of the promised border wall has been built thus far, despite $1.57 billion dollars being allocated to the fund for its construction.

President Trump, however, says that’s not right.

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the US$1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told,” the outlet reports. “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.”

In a court filing, the lawyer told U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam that according to information provided by the administration, as of April 30, 2019, “it appears that CBP has now constructed 1.7 miles of fencing with its fiscal year 2018 funding.”

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But in a series of tweets Wednesday morning, President Trump blasted the claims as misleading.

“Much of the Wall being built at the Southern Border is a complete demolition and rebuilding of old and worthless barriers with a brand new Wall and footings,” he wrote. “Problem is, the Haters say that is not a new Wall, but rather a renovation. Wrong, and we must build where most needed. 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!”

After Democrats refused to give him the full $5 billion he requested for border wall construction, prompting the longest partial government shutdown in history, Trump declared a national emergency at the border over the humanitarian crisis caused by a massive influx of illegal immigrants, which has overwhelmed our already overburdened immigration system. That declaration allows Trump to redirect billions to the border.

Perhaps more would be done for this project if Democrats who want illegals to pour across the border so they can offer them free stuff and turn them into lifelong Democrat voters weren’t preventing the president from receiving the funds he needs to build the wall?

Just a thought.

This project needs to be completed as soon as possible. The people flooding into this country through the holes in our security in the area are causing health crises, soaring crime rates in border towns, and strains on smaller cities who don’t have the resources to care for the insane number of individuals who are coming into town.

Let’s hope it gets completed sooner rather than later.

Source: Daily Wire

Michael Stanley is a professional writer with 10 years of experience who has previously written for Young Conservatives, Allen West, and many others.
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