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President Trump plan to spend $ 8 billion for border wall, Redirect nearly $7 billion, Emergency declaration and executive authority

President Trump plan to spend $ 8 billion for border wall, Redirect nearly $7 billion, Emergency declaration and executive authority

“We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,“…KUSI TV San Diego

“Some have suggested that barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.”…President Trump border wall speech

“I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”…Hillary Clinton, WABC 2003


*** Update 9:55 Trump live border wall speech  ***


From Bloomberg.

“Trump Plans $8 Billion for Border Wall Invoking His Own Authority”

“Donald Trump plans to use unilateral authority to spend about $8 billion to construct physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a White House official, a maneuver that risks provoking a lengthy legal battle over presidential powers.

The president will invoke an emergency declaration to redirect $3.5 billion Congress approved for the Defense Department’s military construction budget, said another person familiar with the deliberations. Trump also will use his ordinary executive authority to reprogram $2.5 billion from the Defense Department’s drug interdiction efforts and $600 million from the Treasury department’s drug forfeiture program, said the person, who asked not to be identified to discuss plans ahead of announcement.

The president plans to redirect nearly $7 billion approved for other purposes for a wall on top of $1.375 billion for 55 miles of border fencing contained in a spending measure Trump is poised to sign Friday, said the White House official, who also asked not to be identified. The strategy avoids another politically risky government shutdown while allowing him to show his political supporters he has the will to build the wall.”

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