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Pentagon authorises $1 Billion for Trump's border wall

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Washington, Mar 26: Pentagon has authorised $1 billion to begin new wall construction along with the US-Mexico border.

A Pentagon budget reprogramming notification sent to Capitol Hill on Monday and obtained by CNN indicates that up to $1 billion will go towards building 57 miles of fencing, improving roads and other measures on the southern border.

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The Department of Defense authorized the Army Corp of Engineers to begin planning and construction for the project Monday night. The department will direct the funds toward 18-foot-high fencing along the Yuma and El Paso sections of the border, according to a letter acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan sent to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

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