On Eve of Trump’s Speech, Protestors March Against Border Wall Project In Hidalgo County

Last March, Congress approved $600 million to build several miles of wall in the Rio Grande Valley.

By Reynaldo Leaños Jr.February 5, 2019 11:59 am, ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Tuesday night, President Donald Trump will stand before a joint session of Congress, assess the state of the union and likely make another case for more than $5 billion in funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has said he’d be willing to shut down the government again if the funding doesn’t materialize. 

But money has already been allocated for some border-wall projects, including a 6-mile stretch of wall in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.

Construction begins this month in Hidalgo County, and on Monday, protesters gathered in Mission to march against the wall.

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