Acting head of the Pentagon Patrick Shanahan on the first day of the week gave permission for the use of one billion dollars for the construction of a wall in the border line with Mexico, is notified on the official Internet representation of the Ministry of defense.
"Today, the Acting Minister of defense Patrick Shanahan authorized the chief of engineers U.S. army to proceed with the planning and execution of the program price of $ 1 billion to support the Department of homeland security and customs and border services ", - reported in the circulation Department.
Funds will be used for the construction of the wall on the southern border of the United States with a length of 57 miles (91 kilometres), road improvement and installation of lighting near the cities of Yuma (Arizona) and El Paso (TX).
As emphasized by the media, it's 1st billion dollars to Donald Trump to build the wall. It is noted that before the presidential administration has announced its intention to allocate to the construction in the future, additional 1, 5 billion.
Trump first declared a state of emergency on the border to apply intended for other purposes about 6, $ 4 billion on the construction of the barrier on the border to bypass Congress, which under the Constitution have to approve any spending budget. This step has already been challenged in the courts.