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Pentagon eyes military construction budget for border wall

January 15, 2019

Despite the controversies surrounding the proposed barrier — i.e. who is going to pay for it and its central role in the longest federal shutdown in the country’s history — there is construction activity underway along the border.

There are barrier replacement and repair projects either planned or underway in San Diego, Arizona and New Mexico, but the first contract for new wall construction, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was a 6-mile section of a border-levee wall system in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.

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