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. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/01/14/shutdown-watch-how-the-u-s-pays-for-trumps-border-wall-may-leave-a-costly-legacy/
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SHUTDOWN WATCH: HOW THE US PAYS FOR TRUMP’S BORDER WALL MAY LEAVE A COSTLY LEGACY
As the partial government shutdown has extended past a record 21 days, the economic costs are rising. Furloughed workers, slashed services, and jittery markets are just a few signs of the growing fallout. But one of the single biggest costs may be yet to come, even if the shutdown ends: a new border wall between the United States and Mexico. Since his campaign, President Trump has called for the construction of a new wall spanning at least part of the 2,000-mile southern border to strengthen security and immigration enforcement. JOSEPH KANE READ MORE