Construction of the border wall was supposed to begin next year, but the government seems to be taking a cue from President Trump and moving up the start date.
Instead, construction will begin in November in south Texas. The news comes as Congress appropriated $1.6 billion to border wall construction in the latest spending bill.
Construction on the first part of President Donald Trump’s promised border wall is set to begin in South Texas in a few months.
The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is expected to be the site of a three mile border wall, managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Construction is set to begin in November, however, it was originally to begin in January. As WFAA reports, “construction on the wall was not expected to begin until January because Congress has yet to approve CBP’s budget.”
“However, CBP recently told a senior Fish and Wildlife Service official in Texas that the agency would shift funds to pay for the new segment out of its current budget,” WFAA adds.
Perhaps the government is taking a cue from Donald Trump in building the border wall: “Under Budget, Ahead of Schedule.”
This portion of the wall will be built in a wildlife refuge known for its bird watching.
This reported border wall funding is apparently separate from $1.6 billion in funding approved by the House included in a spending package that passed Thursday. That funding is reportedly expected to fund an approximate 60 miles of border wall and replace 14 miles of fence in the San Diego region.
As the border wall slowly but surely comes together, a number of crimes committed by illegal immigrants are making headlines. In Geneseo, New York, an illegal immigrant allegedly repeatedly raped a 12-year-old girl, once in front of a baby. (RELATED: Illegal Immigrant Repeatedly Raped 12-Year-Old Girl, Police Say)
An illegal immigrant in Portland, Oregon was also arrested for allegedly robbing and sexually assaulting a 65-year-old woman in her home.
Finally, as terror concerns mount, a recent State Department report claimed that ISIS and Hezbollah have support in Latin America.