Trump administration scraps three border wall projects

The Trump administration reportedly scrapped three border wall projects it was looking to build after determining there weren’t enough funds to pay for them.

In a court filing, officials said current savings didn’t amount to enough to pay for the additional 20 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Arizona and California, Bloomberg reported.

The filing comes as lawmakers are preparing to ignore Trump’s request to loosen restrictions on border wall funding as part of a short-term spending deal and amid renewed tensions over the border ahead of a Sept. 30 deadline to avoid another government shutdown.


The administration also announced recently it was moving forward with shifting $3.6 billion from military projects to wall construction.

The announcement follows a Supreme Court ruling in July that the Trump administration could start using $2.5 billion in military funds to build its wall on the southern border, handing a major legal victory to the president.