Looks like Americans will be paying for that wall after all. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you how much of your tax dollars are going to Trump’s border wall. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/
“The House Appropriations Committee released a homeland security budget Tuesday that includes funding for President Donald Trump’s promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The $44.3 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2018 earmarks $1.6 billion to begin construction of the wall, including “bollards and levee improvements.” The bill also appropriates $100 million to hire 500 more U.S. Border Patrol agents, $131 million for “new border technology” and a $619 million increase for Immigration and Customs Enforcement above its 2017 appropriation.
Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan told reporters earlier Tuesday that the agency needs additional money to build new barriers, although it is using existing funds for repairs and to construct prototypes for a new wall and fencing.
“On the DHS side, it’s very clear that we’ve gotten a direction to secure the border, that a wall and barrier is part of that process along with people and technology, and that funding from Congress is required for us to move forward on that,” Lapan said.”
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