(PoliticalLookout.com) – It might have taken more than three years, but it looks like President Donald Trump is finally beginning to win the battle to build his border wall. To date, roughly 500 miles of wall has been replaced with stronger metal fence.
However, White House officials are now suggesting that enough funding has been obtained to build 1,000 miles of border wall.
In January, the acting CVP Commissioner, Mark Morgan, said that he believes the president will achieve his goal of building at least 450 miles of new wall by the end of the year.
Speaking to the Daily Caller, Morgan said, “On the border, there’s great news to report…the president has kept his promise to secure the border. With funding available, the administration will build up to approximately 1,000 miles of border wall along the southwest border.”
According to Morgan, the 2021 budget request has seen increased in funding for technology, infrastructure, and law enforcement personnel. Specifically, the budget for Customs and Border Patrol in the 2021 fiscal year has increased by around 7 percent to $15.6 billion. A further $10 billion will be granted to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a large bump over last year and enough to allow them to continue the great work done so far.
The White House is yet to reveal its full proposal for the 2021 budget but is expected to do so within a matter of days.
Officials suggest that both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense will contribute $8.4 billion to go towards construction of the wall.
The president has struggled to obtain the funding required to make greater inroads with wall construction after congressional Democrats refused budgets that requested sufficient sums to get on with the job. However, it looks like progress is finally being made.
On top of funding for the wall, officials have suggested that the 2021 budget will also include a promise to save taxpayers’ money by outlining five clear examples of bad government spending.
According to the Daily Caller, the cuts proposed will target government agencies that offer similar services to the same people. Makes sense!