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Trump to celebrate border wall milestone in Arizona

Posted at 11:52 PM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 22:08:25-04

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Yuma on Tuesday to mark the completion of the 200th mile of the border wall system between the U.S. and Mexico. The Trump administration has promised to build 450 miles of wall along the southern border by the end of the year, aided by relaxed procurement laws that allow the government to award contracts to construction companies without much vetting. According to an independent watchdog, the government has awarded over $6.1 billion in construction contracts since April 2019.