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Trump briefed on plan to divert Puerto Rico, California disaster relief funds for border barrier
by Anna Giaritelli
 | January 10, 2019 06:16 PM

President Trump is considering using billions of dollars of Army Corps of Engineers funding to build more than 300 miles of barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a report published Thursday evening.

Trump spoke with top defense officials while flying to the southern border Thursday about having the Army Corps build a 30-foot bollard-style steel barrier along 315 miles of the 2,000-mile boundary, according to NBC News. Currently, roughly 600 miles has a wall or other type of restrictive boundary.

The Army Corps project would take 18 months from start to finish, Trump was reportedly told. New or enhanced barriers would go in at areas with the highest levels of illegal immigration, including the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas; San Diego, Calif.; El Centro, Calif.; and Yuma, Ariz.

But the means of attaining the funding could land Trump in trouble.

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Not so sure I buy into this story when an article doesn't say it's directly quoted from the President or one of his staff ... it's hard to believe when the article states "according to a report published". 
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« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 08:22:48 PM by edpc »
I disagree.  Circle gets the square.

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