Politics Trump's border wall: A look at the numbers

19:04  13 february  2018
19:04  13 february  2018 Source:   FOX News

Taxpayers paid big money to protect Trump border wall prototypes from protests that didn't happen

  Taxpayers paid big money to protect Trump border wall prototypes from protests that didn't happen San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputies, fearing large-scale protests over the construction of prototypes for President Trump’s proposed border wall project last fall, logged more than 10,000 hours of overtime in a three-month period before and after project construction. The department had previously disclosed it spent $764,278 on overtime for security. It was the largest single expenditure — more than the $715,170 in wages paid out — of a total expense of $1.6 million.In all, some 356 employees racked up overtime hours on 46 separate dates from Sept. 7 through Dec. 15, according to a county spokeswoman.

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One of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises was his vow to build a wall along the country’s southernmost border.

Mexican-American judge that Trump attacked could hear case on border wall

  Mexican-American judge that Trump attacked could hear case on border wall The federal judge who President Donald Trump attacked for his ethnicity during the 2016 presidential campaign could end up judging whether the president gets to build his proposed border wall. U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel - who Trump said might be biased against him in a lawsuit concerning Trump University because of Curiel's Mexican heritage - will hear a case on Friday that could determine Trump's ability to waive environmental laws in the construction of the wall.Curiel could hinder the administration's efforts to build barriers on unfenced portions of the border if he rules against Trump.

One of President Trump ’ s biggest campaign promises was his vow to build a wall along the country’s southernmost border . Read on for a closer look at Trump ’ s proposed border wall by the numbers .

Read on for a closer look at Trump ’ s proposed border wall by the numbers . Donald Trump announced in June 2015 that he was running for president. In his speech, he promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border .

And the state of California, along with some advocacy groups, is trying to stop that. A federal judge began to hear arguments Friday as the state makes the case that the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

Read on for a closer look at Trump’s proposed border wall by the numbers.

2015

Trump first proposed the border wall when he announced his presidential candidacy in June 2015. It was then that he made the controversial remarks about the people emigrating from Mexico.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said on June 16, 2015. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems … They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”

Poll: Majority opposes border wall with Mexico

  Poll: Majority opposes border wall with Mexico A majority of voters oppose the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new survey, as Congress faces another possible government shutdown over immigration policy.Fifty-nine percent of voters oppose building President Trump's long-promised wall along the southern border, and only 37 percent support the measure, according to the Quinnipiac poll.The White House has released its proposal for an immigration deal, which includes $25 billion in funding for the wall along with tighter security measures in exchange for protections for some undocumented immigrations favored by Democrats.

One of President Trump ’ s biggest campaign promises was his vow to build a wall along the country’s southernmost border . Source: American.

One of President Trump ’ s biggest campaign promises was his vow to build a wall along the country’s southernmost border .

“I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me,” Trump said. “I’ll build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

a red truck: The federal government will choose from eight candidates for wall design; senior correspondent Adam Housley reports from San Diego, California © FoxNews.com The federal government will choose from eight candidates for wall design; senior correspondent Adam Housley reports from San Diego, California

1,954

The continental border between the U.S. and Mexico stretches for nearly 2,000 miles. The land border reaches across four states: Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.

The entire border extends from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.

18 billion

Trump unveiled his budget plan in February 2018 and included in it a $23 billion request for border security. Of that, $18 billion would be designated to building the border wall.

170,000

A Department of Homeland Security report estimated that 170,000 people successfully entered the U.S. illegally from the southern border in 2015. That number is significantly less than the 1.7 million people estimated to have entered in 2005.

FBI: No evidence of attack in Border Patrol agent's death

  FBI: No evidence of attack in Border Patrol agent's death FBI officials said Wednesday that the investigation into the November death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has yielded no evidence that there was a "scuffle, altercation or attack" more than two months after President Donald Trump and others used the suggestion of an attack to promote the building of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.Investigators have conducted more than 650 interviews and involved 37 field offices in their probe, but have not found definitive evidence of an attack, the FBI said in a statement. The investigation will continue and the reward of up to $50,000 for information that closes the case will remain.

Read on for a closer look at Trump ’ s proposed border wall by the numbers . 2015. Donald Trump announced in June 2015 that he was running for president. In his speech, he promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border .

The number of illegal immigrants who Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended at U. S . borders dropped 24 percent from fiscal 2016 to “The border wall will be a major initiative for U. S . Customs and Border Protection in 2018 – once funded. Trump looks to scale back relief programs.

5.6 million

There were approximately 5.6 million "unauthorized immigrants" from Mexico by 2016, according to data from the Pew Research Center. That number has decreased from 6.4 million in 2009.

a close up of a horse: A border patrol officer stands next to some of U.S. President Donald Trump's eight border wall prototypes as they near completion along U.S.- Mexico border in San Diego, California, U.S., October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RC1132098000 © Provided by Fox News A border patrol officer stands next to some of U.S. President Donald Trump's eight border wall prototypes as they near completion along U.S.- Mexico border in San Diego, California, U.S., October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RC1132098000

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Four companies were selected to build concrete prototypes of the border wall, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced in August 2017.

Those companies are: the Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Ala.; Fisher Sand and Gravel of Tempe, Ariz.; Texas Sterling Construction Company of Houston, Texas; and WG Yates and Sons Construction of Philadelphia, Miss.

The prototypes will be 30 feet tall and 30 feet wide and will cost up to $500,000 to make.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Trump's budget to request border wall funding .
The budget request that President Trump is releasing Monday will propose more than $23 billion for border security and immigration enforcement - including funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House said Sunday. The request on border security comes as the Senate is about to start a free-wheeling debate on immigration.

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