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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told. "The administration recently provided updated information to Congress on the status of its efforts as of April 30, 2019," the attorney, Douglas Letter, said in a court filing. "Based on that updated information, it appears that CBP has now constructed 1.7 miles of fencing with its fiscal year 2018 funding." That was 3/4 of a mile more than the administration reported at the end of February, Letter said.

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Wall ain't gonna happen.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 09:48 AM | Reply

There's $20 million in the go fund me?

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-22 09:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

The government is efficient; said no one ever.......

But socialism is going to work out just fine ...

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-22 10:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The government is efficient; said no one ever....... But socialism is going to work out just fine ..."

I can appreciate why you'd want to change the subject.

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-05-22 10:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

License to steal from taxpayers by cronies.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-22 12:12 PM | Reply

#3 I own buildings. I'm a builder; I know how to build. Nobody can build like I can build. Nobody.

Trampy

#6 | Posted by bored at 2019-05-22 04:59 PM | Reply

So instead of having Mexico pay for the wall, Trump is spending a billion a mile on it.

Stable genius.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2019-05-22 05:00 PM | Reply

Sarah Sanders pushed back on this figure this morning on Fox and Friends. Anybody know whether it's accurate or not?

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-22 05:02 PM | Reply

If by "it" you mean Sarah Sanders I'm gonna go ahead and doubt the accuracy.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-22 08:45 PM | Reply

"Sarah Sanders pushed back on this figure this morning on Fox and Friends."

Yeah, but that was a slip of the tongue in the heat of the moment.

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-22 08:54 PM | Reply

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Sarah Sanders pushed back on this figure this morning on Fox and Friends. Anybody know whether it's accurate or not?

#8 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2019-05-22 05:02 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Yes. It was submitted by an administration lawyer to a judge as evidence in a trial.

Read the summary above.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-23 09:36 AM | Reply

Another way to get the real cost is to look at the administration requests for funding and extrapolate. I calculated about 1.5 trillion at least.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-23 09:39 AM | Reply

Since January 2017, approximately 255 miles of new and updated border barriers have been funded through the traditional appropriations process and via Treasury Forfeiture Funding, of which 20 miles have been completed to date.
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#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-23 10:02 AM | Reply

This is the Democrats' dream "wall". They don't mind spending money on this. It's inclusive!

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#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-23 10:26 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

BorderDenialist .... thats what they are...

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-23 10:56 AM | Reply

The government is efficient; said no one ever.......
But socialism is going to work out just fine ...

#3 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-05-22 10:02 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

So, no actual criticism of the administration, just claims that socialism is too wasteful?!

1.7 miles doesn't seem RIDICULOUS to you?

Border funding is for contractors, these scum have done what exactly with the rest of the money?

Should that project be funded further?

#16 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-23 03:20 PM | Reply

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