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U.S. House to allocate $1.6 billion for building U.S.-Mexico wall

The House Appropriations Committee included $1.6 billion for Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico in their homeland security spending bill. The draft law refutes the statements of U.S. President Donald Trump that Mexico would pay for the wall.

Ensuring the security of Americans and protecting their homeland are the top priority. This financing bill provides the resources to start building a wall along our southern border, to expand the existing border security infrastructure, hire more border guards, and finance the detention operations, House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman John Carter explained.

Earlier this week, Donald Trump, after talks with his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, once again stressed that Mexico should pay for the wall.

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