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Sarah Sanders: Wall Report Wrong; 'On Track' for 500 Miles

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:47 AM

The Trump administration is "still on track" to get almost 500 miles of border wall built by the end of this year, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday, while denying reported testimony stating that less than two miles of the wall has been built.

"The Army Corps of Engineers, working with the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) and the DOD (Department of Defense)  are putting together a tremendous amount of effort not just building a new wall, (but) taking down some of the barriers that have existed that are completely ineffective and putting in effective border wall," Sanders told Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

Tuesday, a lawyer for the House of Representatives told a judge in Oakland, California, that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just only 1.7 miles of fencing through the use of $1.57 billion appropriated by Congress last year, reports Bloomberg.

The judge is considering requests from attorneys general from 20 states and from the Sierra Club to block President Donald Trump from using funds that have not been authorized by Congress for the wall.

Meanwhile, Sanders called the death of a 16-year-old boy, who died of the flu at the McAllen, Texas processing center, an "absolutely horrible case" and something that should not have happened.

"The president and his administration requested funding, supplemental funding just two weeks ago to help with the humanitarian crisis at the border," said Sanders. "Unfortunately this problem is going to get worse before it gets better."

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The Trump administration is "still on track" to get almost 500 miles of border wall built by the end of this year, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday, while denying reported testimony stating that less than two miles of the wall has been built.
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