Ice House

How Much Will the Border Wall Actually Cost?

We break down Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall plan, in terms of both dollars and sense.

By Katharine Shilcutt March 21, 2017 Published in the April 2017 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Could the biggest of President Trump’s campaign promises become a reality? Experts have suggested the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico is impractical. Never mind the eminent domain battles with ornery, pricklier-than-a-saguaro Texans who own land along the border, what about us having to toss Mexico’s soccer ball back to them every time it gets kicked over the other side?

Below, a breakdown of what the wall could cost, in terms of both dollars and sense.

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