by Dr. Eowyn
In April, construction began on a 20-mile stretch of replacement wall on the Mexico border in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
Here is a drone’s view of the wall being built.
In September, construction began in Texas of 4 miles of replacement wall between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (See “The Wall is being built, bit by bit“)
Congress has so far approved only $1.6 billion of the $25 billion Trump had sought for the wall. As part of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill passed last March, Congress earmarked only $1.6 billion for border security, a paltry $38 million of which is allowed to be used for “border barrier planning and design.”