Luke Messer

Congress begins to search for funds to help Trump build border wall

Congress begins to search for funds to help Trump build border wall

Republicans in Congress are beginning to grapple with how to help President-elect Donald Trump fulfill one of his biggest campaign promises: to build a wall along the Mexican border to slow illegal immigration.

Trump is expected to ask Congress to provide the initial funding for the massive project, estimated to cost between $12 billion and $38 billion.

Once construction gets underway, Trump has said he will demand reimbursement from the Mexican government, even though Mexican officials have said they will refuse to cooperate.

Amid concerns American taxpayers would shoulder the burden, Trump promised Friday that he would force the U.S. neighbor to...

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