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Bloomberg: Trump plans to spend $8 billion for border wall invoking his own authority

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Baku. 15 February. REPORT.AZ/ US President Donald Trump plans to use unilateral authority to spend about $8 billion to construct physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, Report informs citing Bloomberg.

The president will invoke an emergency declaration to redirect $3.5 billion Congress approved for the Defense Department’s military construction budget, said another person familiar with the deliberations. Trump also will use his ordinary executive authority to reprogram $2.5 billion from the Defense Department’s drug interdiction efforts and $600 million from the Treasury department’s drug forfeiture program.

Another $1.38 billion will be received through the Department of Internal Security. These funds were previously allocated for the construction of the fence at the border.

Earlier, the White House confirmed Trump's plans to introduce an emergency in the country to obtain funding for the wall.

Notably, the day before U.S. Senate adopted a budget to prevent another shutdown.

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