By Steve Neavling
The cost of President Trump’s proposed wall along the Mexican border has soared to an estimated $21.6 billion, according to an internal report by Homeland Security.
The wall also would take 3.5 years to complete, Reuters reports.
Trump has estimated that the wall would cost $12 billion.
More than 1,200 miles of walls would need to be erected to secure the border.
A White House spokesman declined to comment on the report, saying it would be “premature” because it has not been officials given to the president.
What remains unclear is how Trump will pay for the wall. He wants Congress to approve the expenditure, which he maintains will be reimbursed by Mexico. Mexican officials said they won’t pay for the wall.
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