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Acting Pentagon chief approves $1b for construction of wall at US-Mexico border
March 26, 2019

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Acting Pentagon chief, Patrick Shanahan has approved one billion dollars for construction of wall at the US-Mexico border.

The approved funds will be used to build about 57 miles of fencing.

The funds are the first under the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to bypass Congress and build the barrier he pledged during his election campaign.