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House Republicans Take Their Own Path on Trump’s Border Wall

  • Lawmakers seek flexible, less costly approaches at U.S. border
  • Democrats oppose adding wall funds to government spending bill
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Who Will Build Trump's Border Wall?

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President Donald Trump’s promise to build a fortified barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border is about to hit a wall of its own: Members of Congress with different ideas on how to curb illegal immigration.

The administration will seek billions of dollars to pay for it, with the first installment coming in the administration’s budget request to Congress on Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security also will solicit bids as early as this week from companies for a wall it has described as 30 feet tall, made of concrete and “hard to climb.” On Wednesday, it said it also will seek proposals for “other designs.”