People walk past a mural painted on a border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
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President Donald Trump's "wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report seen by Reuters. The report's estimated price tag is much higher than a $12-billion figure cited by Trump in his campaign and estimates as high as $15 billion from Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.The plan lays out what it would take to seal the border in three phases of construction of fences and walls covering just over 2,000 kilometers by the end of 2020 . With 1,046 km of the border already fortified, the new construction would extend almost the length of the entire border.Trump has said Congress should fund the wall upfront, but that Mexico will reimburse U.S. taxpayers.
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