Report: Pentagon approves transfer of $1B to build southern border wall

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 6:28 AM PT — Tuesday, March 26, 2019

According to a recent report, the Pentagon has revealed one billion dollars of military funds will be transferred to begin construction of a southern border wall. That’s according to a budget reprogramming document that was obtained by CNN.

This money will be used to build nearly 60 miles of fencing along the southern border to prevent drug smuggling, human trafficking, and cut back on illegal crossings.

In this March 11, 2019 photo, construction crews replace a section of the primary wall separating San Diego, above right, and Tijuana, Mexico, below left, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. The Pentagon has sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to lawmakers, who want to know which might be cut to pay for the wall along the border with Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

This comes after President Trump declared a national emergency earlier this year, so funds from different agencies could be used to fund border wall construction.

Democrats hoped to stop the transfer as they have claimed the Pentagon did not get congressional approval before moving forward with the transfer.

“The fact is… many killings, murders, crime, drugs pouring across the border, our money going out and the drugs coming in…I said we need to build a wall, and it has to be built quickly.”

— President Donald Trump

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