Trump Admin to Steal Most Military Money to Date for Border Wall


Courtney Bourgoin,

Washington, DC — The Trump administration announced today it will take $3.6 billion from military construction projects for 11 new border wall projects. Trump announced plans to raid  the military’s budget set aside for specific projects back in February when he declared a national emergency to try and build his wall along the southern border. No court has yet weighed in on the legality of using military funds.

 In response, Rob Vessels, Senior Campaign Representative for Sierra Club Military Outdoors released the following statement:

“When it comes to Trump getting his wall and attacking migrants, nothing— no funds, no resources, no check nor balance— is off limits. Trump’s move to steal this egregious amount of funding from our actual security budget makes clear that his hatred of migrants overpowers his care for Americans.

“The border wall and militarization of border towns are a direct affront to the democratic principles, values, and protection of human rights that the US military is entrusted to uphold. As veterans, we continue to side with the people, public lands and values we committed to serve. We will keep fighting this wall and these unlawful moves every step of the way.”


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