House Republicans unveil bill for US-Mexico border wall

US Republicans in the House of Representatives have unveiled a bill to allocate funding for the construction of a wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico in the next fiscal year, reigniting rows with Democrats blocking any spending bill for President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise.

House Republicans proposed on Tuesday to allocate a sum of 1.6 billion dollars for the next fiscal year to fund “physical barrier construction” on the US-Mexico border.

“This funding bill provides the resources to begin building a wall along our southern border, enhance our existing border security infrastructure, hire more border patrol agents, and fund detention operations” said Representative John Carter, Texas Republican and the chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding.

The allocation includes new border fencing along the border, 500 new Border Patrol agents and 1,000…

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