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Tuesday, September 4, 2018
UUAWOL Ministries Index - Cost of a US/Mexico border wall
Estimated cost of the US/Mexico border wall President Trump promised his voters = 18 billion
Amount that Mexico says it will pay for the wall = 0
Number of UU principles the proposal and actual building of this wall violates = 7
In July 2016, Bernstein Research, a firm that analyzes material costs, put the price tag at $15 billion to $25 billion, for a wall that stretches 1,000 miles and is 40 feet high, which was Trump’s initial desired height.
In February 2017, a leaked report from the Department of Homeland Security put it much higher, at $21.6 billion.
In April 2017, the Democratic staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said in a report that costs could soar to nearly $70 billion — not including the significant costs and legal resources required for land acquisition.