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US lawmaker challenges border security priorities

US lawmaker challenges border security priorities

A House of Representatives subcommittee chairman has questioned whether U.S. taxpayers are getting their money's worth in border protection as people continue breaking through barriers to enter the United States illegally.
At hearing Tuesday on funding for border security, Rep. David Price challenged the Homeland Security Department to explain why it has effective control of only 1 percent of the country's border with Canada.
Of the $3.6 billion Congress has allocated for border security, $2 billion has been spent building 610 miles (980 kilometers) of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
House subcommittees are considering the agency's requests for funding to boost security along the U.S. borders and to help curb Mexican drug violence.


Updated : 2021-03-04 20:10 GMT+08:00