By Steve Neavling
President Trump’s homeland security secretary conceded Wednesday that it was doubtful that a full border wall with Mexico will be built.
The statement from John F. Kelly is in stark contrast to Trump’s oft-repeated pledge to build a wall along the entire border with Mexico, the New York Times reports.
“It is unlikely that we will build a wall from sea to shining sea,” Mr. Kelly told senators on the Homeland Security Committee.
Instead of a “beautiful wall” that Trump has promised, the federal government likely will build fencing and concrete walls in places that make the most sense.
Congress has yet to act on Trump’s request for funding for the wall.
Trump’s budget calls for $1.4 billion to begin building the wall.