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Trump says border repair work to begin immediately

On Sunday, US president Donald Trump said that the building and fixing of the border fencing that separates the US and Mexico will begin “immediately” after congress approved $1.6 billion for the project.

The House approved money for border fencing and security, not a wall.

Through his Twitter account, Trump wrote, “A lot can be done with the $1.6 billion given to building and fixing the border wall. It’s just a down payment. Work will begin immediately.”

On Sunday, US president Donald Trump said that the construction of the border wall along Mexico will begin “immediately” after congress approved $1.6 billion for the project. However, according to a report by the New York Times, the House approved money for border fencing and security, not a wall.   Through his Twitter account, Trump wrote, "A lot can be done with the $1.6 billion given to building and fixing the border wall. It's just a down payment. Work will begin immediately."  Money recently approved by the House will be spent on border security, including technology and repairs to already existing border wall areas. Part of the $1.6 billion budget will be see $641 million go toward repairing 33 miles of the Rio Grande Valley border fence.   During 2017, Customs and Border Protection spent nearly $20 million USD on prototypes to determined which type of wall best curbed the illegal drug trafficking and immigration.   Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has not made any pubic comment about the approved US budget for border repairs.

Money recently approved by the House will be spent on border security, including technology and repairs to already existing border wall areas. Of the $1.6 billion budget, $641 million will go toward repairing 33 miles of the Rio Grande Valley border fence.

During 2017, Customs and Border Protection spent nearly $20 million USD on prototypes to determined which type of wall best curbed the illegal drug trafficking and immigration. In October, allegations of a wall for Dreamers trade were made by Democrats.

Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has not made any pubic comment about the approved budget for the  US-Mexico border.