That’s all we have to show, o far, for all that chanting.
The White House budget document estimates the money would pay for approximately 1,000 miles.
Much of the construction would be slated for 2021 and beyond, presuming Mr. Trump wins a second term in office.
The administration has concentrated its construction efforts on federally owned land, where it faces the fewest legal hurdles. Across swaths of the border, particularly in Texas, the administration is meeting resistance from private landowners unwilling to forfeit their property so that new sections of wall can be built on it.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that through the end of January it has erected 104 miles of new fencing, though only one of those miles covers a portion of the border where no barriers previously existed. The administration has said it hopes to have 450 miles built or under construction by the end of 2020.
One down, 1,999 to go! I suspect the whole thing will be completed by the time Hillary is checking into the NY MCC.