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Trump Administration Officials Stop In The Valley To Tout The Border Wall

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Top U.S. homeland and border security officials traveled to the Rio Grande Valley Thursday to mark the completion of what they say is the 400th mile of a new border wall system:

(Audio: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf)

 

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, speaking in Hidalgo in front of a newly finished section of border wall. Of the 400 miles of border wall built during the Trump administration, 7 miles have been completed across the Rio Grande Valley.

The 400 miles of new wall have cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $15 billion, despite President Trump’s much-repeated campaign promise that Mexico would pay for the wall. Wolf says the goal is to build 450 more miles of fencing by the end of the year.

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