The Pentagon has released 3.6 billion dollars for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.
Congress had previously denied funding for Donald Trump’s controversial project. The funds now come from deferred infrastructure projects.
The US Department of Defense has $ 3.6 billion for President Donald Trump aimed at building the wall on the border with Mexico. This should be a 280 kilometer section of the wall to be financed, said Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffmann on Tuesday.
“This should be a 280 kilometer section of the wall to be financed,” Jonathan Hoffmann
The funds thus come from budget funds for 127 new construction and renovation projects of US military installations at home and abroad; these should now be moved.
Defense Secretary Mike Esper approved the redeployment of funds from the Pentagon budget for 2019. The move was made possible after a Supreme Court decision in late July.
The Supreme Court of the United States had repealed the previous decision of a federal judge, the Trump the use of funds from the Pentagon for the construction of new barriers at the Border with Mexico had prohibited.
Trump justified the wall as “fight against illegal immigration and drug smuggling”.
Trump has been calling for years for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. He justified this with the “fight against illegal immigration and drug smuggling”. But Congress had denied him the billions.