3/26, 3:25 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pentagon authorizes transfer of $1B for wall

The United States Department of Defense authorized the transfer of $1 billion for the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico.

The funds will be used to support the Department of Homeland Security's "request to build 57 miles of 18-foot-high pedestrian fencing, constructing and improving roads, and installing lighting within the Yuma and El Paso Sectors of the border in support of the February 15 national emergency declaration on the southern border of the United States," the Pentagon said.

US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency last month to gather funds to build the wall along the US-Mexico border. Last week, Pentagon sent Congress a report listing $12.8 billion of projects it could scale back in order to fund the wall.

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