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CBP awards $305M worth of Texas border wall contracts

August 20, 2019

CBP also gave Southwest a $33 million contract in June to build about four miles of similar border wall in Starr County, Texas. That money also came from appropriations, not the DOD or Department of the Treasury. The Trump administration is appealing a Ninth Circuit court ruling that it cannot divert money from the military and use it for border wall construction.

That court issued an injunction against the administration, preventing it from moving forward with those projects using military funding while the appeal makes its way through the courts. But the Supreme Court lifted that injunction, allowing construction to continue.

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