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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Reportedly to Declare a National Emergency for Border Wall Funding
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The great US southern border crisis is a colossal hoax – a distraction from real issues, causing enormous harm to countless millions of people at home and abroad, notably endless wars on humanity and neoliberal harshness, their impact on ordinary people largely ignored by establishment media.
On Friday, Trump reportedly will announce his intention to seek around $8 billion for border wall construction – including $600 million from the Treasury Department's drug forfeiture fund, $2.5 billion from the War Department's drug interdiction program, and $3.5 billion from what's earmarked for military construction.
House and Senate passed legislation on Thursday includes $1.375 billion for 55-miles of steel-post fencing along the southern border with Mexico.
The $333 billion spending measure includes funding thr
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