There’s one issue that stood out on Donald Trump’s campaign trail back in 2016. Immigration. Trump promised over and over that he was going to finally address the emergency at the border and build a wall. So far, that’s been a little trickier than he thought and it hasn’t gotten done for a variety of reasons.
He got some good news on the wall front this week.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan gave the green light for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to use as much as $1 billion in military funds to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Shanahan, in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, said the money would be used to support her agency’s request to build 57 miles of “18-foot-high pedestrian fencing, constructing and improving roads, and installing lighting within the Yuma and El Paso Sectors of the border.”
The decision marked the latest development in President Donald Trump’s push to shift funds to build the border wall that was a central promise of his 2016 campaign after Congress wouldn’t provide the money.
It is likely that Democrats will come up with some kind of lawsuit or plan to delay this process but hopefully Trump is able to break ground on this wall. Americans care about immigration and it’s about time we finally start taking it seriously.