Construction of President Trump’s promised southern border wall could begin as soon as spring 2018, provided Congress hands over more than $1 billion in funding. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Chief of the Border Patrol Carla Provost told the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee on Tuesday that with the $1.6 billion in the 2018 budget request set aside for wall construction, work on the wall could start in March or April 2018.
Investing in border security infrastructure is important, but Congress should dedicate funds to technological solutions, rather than a contiguous concrete barrier that anyone who works in border security knows is a waste of money.
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The White House’s 2018 budget calls for $2.6 billion in border security spending, $1.6 billion of which is
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