(Worthy News) - The Pentagon has signed off on $1 billion for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to support the Homeland Security Department and Customs and Border Protection in constructing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Department of Defense announced Monday.
Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan approved the funds to go toward erecting 57 miles of 18-feet-high pedestrian fencing, and constructing and improving roads. The funds will also but used for installing lighting within the Yuma and El Paso sectors of the border.
The $1 billion payment is the Pentagon's first transfer of funds designated to the border wall, but another $1.5 billion transfer is expected in the near future. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]
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