Billions sent to Ukraine could have built seven 450-mile border walls along the US-Mexico border

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have authorized more than $110 billion in US tax dollars to be sent to Ukraine to support the country’s fight against Russia since the war began. Meanwhile, most of the nearly 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico remains unbounded.

As part of a $1.7 trillion spending package at the end of the year, 18 Senate Republicans and nine House Republicans voted with the Democrats to throw another $45 billion of taxpayers’ money at Ukraine — bringing the total amount of taxpayers’ money to Ukraine. sent, approved by Congress, to more than $110 billion.

By comparison, an analysis by Breitbart News shows that all of Ukraine’s funds could have built a complete wall along the entire US-Mexico border several times over.

Former President Trump initially pledged to build about 1,000 miles of wall along the border, but the total mileage was reduced to 450 miles of the nearly 2,000-mile border.

In the end, the Trump administration spent about $15 billion building just over 700 kilometers of border wall in four years. Only 40 miles built were true barrier extensions – that is, building a wall where there was no barrier before – while the remaining 410 miles was a wall replacing old, dilapidated barriers built by previous administrations.

At that price, the more than $110 billion in tax dollars sent to Ukraine could have built seven 450-mile border walls along the border or nearly two border walls spanning the entire nearly 2,000-mile border.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said helping Ukraine in its war against Russia is the GOP’s “first priority.” Meanwhile, some 2.3 million border crossings and illegal aliens will have been apprehended at the US border by the end of the year, with an estimated 2.6 million apprehended next year.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter here.

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