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After President Donald Trump secured $1.57 billion for enhanced barriers along the southwest border, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. took a fresh look at progress on Trump’s campaign promise to wall off the border.
"We funded the initial down payment of $1.6 billion," Trump said March 23 after signing a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill into law. "We are going to be starting work literally on Monday on not only on some new wall, not enough, but we are working on that very quickly. But also fixing existing walls and existing acceptable fences."
The approved funds, however, won't be used to construct any of the wall prototypes standing in California near the U.S.-Mexico border, which Trump toured earlier this month.
PolitiFact ultimately stuck with its previous rating of the Trump promise--In the Works.