Trump to divert $7.2 billion in additional Pentagon funds to build 900 miles of Border Wall…
BREAKING: Trump Taking Major Step To Complete Border Wall Construction https://t.co/LwzeDtzfUX
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 14, 2020
The Trump administration is preparing to divert more than $7 billion in funds from the Pentagon to build an additional nearly 900 miles of border wall along the southern border.
“The Pentagon funds would be extracted, for the second year in a row, from military construction projects and counternarcotics funding,” The Washington Post reported. “According to the plans, the funding would give the government enough money to complete approximately 885 miles of new fencing by spring 2022, far more than the 509 miles the administration has slated for the U.S. border with Mexico.”
Trump has struggled to get the funding needed to complete the construction of the border wall from Democrats who do not want to secure America’s borders and from Democrat-appointed judicial activists who have repeatedly sabotaged his immigration agenda.
Earlier this month, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked the Trump administration from diverting billions from military construction funds to fund the border wall.
“The decision from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New Orleans, lifts an injunction issued last month in Texas that blocked the reallocation plan,” USA Today reported. “In the 2-1 ruling, judges granted the administration’s request to temporarily halt the nationwide injunction from U.S. District Judge David Briones of El Paso. Congress appropriated the $3.6 billion to the Department of Defense for 127 construction projects, Briones had ruled, so the Trump administration shouldn’t divert it to the border wall.”