Yikes: Border Wall Just Got A Lot More Expensive
A report completed by the Department of Homeland Security and leaked to the Reuters news agency on Thursday, pegs the cost of extending the existing barrier along the southern border at $21.6 billion, nearly double the $12 billion figure that Trump floated during his presidential campaign.
President Donald Trump's proposed project at the U.S-Mexico border could reportedly cost over $21 billion. One proposal to pay for the wall floated by the administration, a border adjustment tax, does not appear to actually shift the cost to Mexico. He said his district includes rough terrain where "it is impossible to build a physical wall".
Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray has previously echoed the view of his president, Enrique Pena Nieto, that Mexico will never pay for the wall, and described this as "non-negotiable".
The Department of Homeland Security told Reuters that it does not "comment on or confirm the potential existence of pre-decisional, deliberative documents", while a White House spokeswoman said she would not comment on a report that hasn't been presented to the president yet.
The president also cited The Washington Times' report Friday that after a judge halted his extreme vetting executive order, the State Department surged admissions of Syrians, Iraqis and other refugees from the seven countries Mr. Trump is most anxious about in connection to terrorism.
The report accounted for the time and cost of acquiring private land, one reason for its steep price increase compared to estimates from Trump and members of Congress.
It says the first phase of the construction, also the easiest and cheapest, would take place in sections near San Diego, California, and in Texas.
Reuters said the report is the final step before beginning the process of asking Congress to provide taxpayer funding and launching construction. The second phase would cover an additional 151 miles, mostly in Texas, but also around Tucson, Arizona.
The document also revealed that the US government has begun to coordinate with existing contractors, plan for steel purchases and seek waivers for environmental laws.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pressing the Trump administration on how they plan to pay for a wall on the US and Mexico border.
Mexico's Foreign Ministry said late Thursday it has intensified efforts to protect Mexican migrants, "foreseeing the hardening of measures by immigration authorities in the USA, as well as possible constitutional violations during raids or in due process".
More Than 50K Lose Power in Eastern Mass.
Combine that with steady winds 25-35 miles per hour , gusting to 50 miles per hour and you get near-white out conditions at times. Those winds may blow the snow around, especially in the northern communities, resulting in whiteout conditions.
Trump tweets John McCain insult, saying Vietnam POW "emboldens the enemy"
He said reports that Yemen has demanded a halt to US special operations are "not true". McCain described the raid as a "failure" although later terming it "not a success".
Land Rover Defender Thefts Are Spiking in Great Britain
Obviously, anyone with information that could lead to a resolution is encouraged to contact the Solihull Police . Sources claim the criminals obtained paperwork from the site before leaving - making their escape easier.
Stock Earnings to Watch: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)
California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in shares of Activision Blizzard by 7.6% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its stake in shares of Activision Blizzard by 20.3% in the third quarter.
The Coca-Cola Company Announced Earnings for the Fourth Quarter
Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC's holdings in Coca-Cola Company (The) were worth $4,460,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. The last close places the company's stock about $2.96 off its 52 week high of $69.8 and $19.31 above the 52 week low of $47.53.
Chris Kennedy to Oppose Governor Rauner
He also served as chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2015. Kennedy plans to tackle Rauner's failures as well as try to rebuild the state's dire economy.
Housing White Paper forecasts: Tenure neutrality and new construction on way
Young people, faces pressed against the estate agent's window, trying and failing to find a home they can afford", he said. The UK government has finally admitted we have a "broken" housing market in the UK in light of its recent White Paper.
Sapphire Jubilee: Britain to Mark 65 Years of Queen Elizabeth II's Reign
Over the years, she has added to the gifts from her father with a tiara and a bracelet to complement the original jewellery. The relatively low-key celebration is not unusual for the queen, according to royal historian and biographer Robert Lacey.
President Donald Trump: Health care replacement could take until 2018
Obamacare allows young people to stay on their parents' health insurance until their 26th birthday. I say more power to the pea-brainers!
76ers in talks to send Jahlil Okafor to Pelicans, per report
The crux of this deal falls in the first-round pick the Sixers would receive from New Orleans. It's a unusual trade proposition, but it could go down between New Orleans and Philadelphia.
Cameroon beat Egypt in AFCON final after second half comeback
The Cameroonians came from a goal down to win the tournament after Arsenal's Mohammed Elneny opened the scoring in the first half. A brilliantly taken 88th minute stunner by Vincent Abubakar won Cameroon their fifth Afcon trophy ending their 15 years wait .
USS Cole patrolling off Yemen after Iran-backed rebels attack Saudi ship
But the officials told Reuters that the decision to place the USS Cole near Yemen was made before the recent developments. Trump tweeted Friday that "Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them".
PM tours Malta capital while meeting Brexit key players
And I think it is an alarm call, it makes sense to discuss extensively if we are on the right track. Trump has previously said that other countries could follow Britain and leave the EU.