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Border Wall Cost Estimate Soars in Leaked Report

DHS says it will cost $21.6B over 3.5 years

(Newser) - A barrier along the border with Mexico could be ready in 2020, but it won't be cheap, according to a leaked Department of Homeland Security report seen by Reuters . The internal report estimates that the cost will be $21.6 billion, around double the $10 billion to $12 billion... More »

Chief of 84 Lumber Speaks Out on Super Bowl Ad

She's pro-Trump, pro-border wall

(Newser) - The company owner who signed off on one of the Super Bowl's most controversial ads says she is pro-President Trump and pro-border wall—despite the 84 Lumber ad 's depiction of a Hispanic mother and daughter finding a door in the wall. Maggie Hardy Magerko tells People that... More »

Trump Offers Up One Idea to Pay for Border Wall

A 20% tax on imports from Mexico

(Newser) - President Donald Trump may want to pay for his proposed southern border wall by slapping a 20% tax on imports from Mexico, the AP reported Thursday, though Trump's team quickly walked back the idea. White House spokesperson Sean Spicer, speaking to reporters on Air Force One as Trump flew... More »

Mexican Prez Axes Meeting After Trump Tweet

It appears Mexico is serious about not paying for Trump's border wall

(Newser) - "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting," President Trump tweeted early Thursday. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who reiterated Wednesday that Mexico wouldn't be funding the wall , wasted little time in doing... More »

Trump Doubles Down in First Interview as President

Discusses border wall, waterboarding, voter fraud with ABC

(Newser) - President Trump doubled down on just about every controversial claim he has made in recent days during an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday night. In the first one-on-one interview he has given as president, Trump spoke to anchor David Muir about inaugural crowds, the border wall, ObamaCare, and waterboarding,... More »

Mexico: 'We Don't Believe in Walls,' Won't Be Paying

Peña Nieto says 'I regret and condemn the decision' to move forward on border wall

(Newser) - Tension between President Trump and Mexico over his border wall plans was probably inevitable, though not everybody expected it to flare up before his administration was a week old. After Trump signed an executive order Wednesday and promised to start building the wall within months , Mexican President Enrique Peña... More »

Trump: We'll Start Building Wall in 'Months'

President signs executive orders on immigration

(Newser) - The wall is moving forward: President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order authorizing work to begin on his long-promised border wall with Mexico, reports the Washington Post . "We've been talking about this right from the beginning," he said during a stop at the Homeland Security department,... More »

Trump to Start 'Immigration Blitz'

He plans to issue orders on border wall, sanctuary cities

(Newser) - The clock is ticking on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office and he isn't dawdling over implementing the most controversial parts of his platform. The president plans what the Washington Post describes as an "immigration blitz" this week with executive orders on several areas of immigration... More »

Mexico on Reimbursing Trump for Wall: Um, Nope

Peña Nieto is willing to work with US on other issues, but says 'of course' it won't pay

(Newser) - At his press conference Wednesday, Donald Trump revisited his new plan to get Congress to pay for his border wall and get Mexico to reimburse the American taxpayer, noting, "What's the difference? I want to get the wall started." And even as the Mexican peso simultaneously hit... More »

Mexican Leaders: We Won't 'Reimburse' US for 'Stupid' Wall

Despite what Donald Trump is claiming

(Newser) - Who's going to pay for Donald Trump's border wall, which is either "great" or "stupid," depending on who you ask? The answer is getting a little more complicated. The New York Times reports Republican lawmakers are looking into funding the border wall with taxpayer money.... More »

Trump: 'Dishonest Media' Flubbed Border Wall Story

Says Mexico will reimburse US for whatever it spends

(Newser) - Donald Trump is apparently keeping his promise to build a "big, beautiful wall" on the border with Mexico, but dropping the part about making Mexico pay for it. Insiders tell Politico that Trump's transition team is working with Republican leaders on a plan to sidestep the need for... More »

Trump Backs Away From Major Pledges

Gingrich says wall promise was 'campaign device'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has only been president-elect of the United States for a few days but some of his biggest campaign promises are already looking shaky—including his promise to repeal ObamaCare . Failure to deliver on pledges like the border wall could alienate some of his "most fervent supporters,"... More »

Border Wall Maker's Share Price Jumps After Trump Win

Prison shares up, gun shares down

(Newser) - This is a good time to be in the wall-building business: Shares in Israeli firm Magal Security System, which helped build the wall around Gaza and many other barriers around the world, jumped around 6% Wednesday in the wake of Donald Trump's surprise election victory, the Independent reports. Trump... More »

Mexico: We're Still Not Paying for Trump's Wall

Victory means trouble ahead for country's economy

(Newser) - Mexico's leaders say they're willing to work with Donald Trump—but they're still not paying for his border wall. Paying for a wall is "out of our vision," and "the vision that we have is a vision of integration, of how Mexico and the... More »

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