The first contracts for the construction of the wall on the US border with Mexico are scheduled to be concluded this week, CNN reports, citing sources in the Pentagon. According to one of them, the signing of the agreement is scheduled for today, April 9. These are contracts to support the construction of two sections of the wall in the cities of Yuma (Arizona) and El Paso (Texas).
On February 15, the US President Donald Trump introduced a state of emergency. The measure allowed the President to obtain additional funds for the construction of the wall between the United States and Mexico without the approval of Congress. After the introduction of the state of emergency 16 American States sued Donald Trump.
On March 15, the US Senate passed a resolution to abolish the state of emergency on the border with Mexico, but the US President vetoed the document. The house of representatives was unable to obtain the necessary 290 votes to lift the veto.
It was also reported that if the contracts are concluded in mid-April, construction may begin by the end of May. The acting head of the Pentagon in late March gave permission to use $1 billion from the US Department of defense to build a wall on the border with Mexico.