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How Trump plans to build, and pay for, a wall along U.S.-Mexico border By Miriam Valverde on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 11:53 a.m. A 2006 federal law required a double-layered fence along hundreds of miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. But that law has since undergone significant changes. (U.S Fish & Wildlife Service photo) The boldest promise of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was also one of his first. "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively," Trump said, announcing his candidacy on June 16, 2015. "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall." The big question, now that Trump is the Republican nominee, is how he would do it if elected president. At the Democratic National Convention,
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren derided the wall promise, saying it’s never going to happen. PolitiFact examined the logistics of Trump’s signature promise , interviewing immigration experts about the specifics of his proposal and possible challenges. We reached out to Trump’s campaign for more information on his plans for the wall, including expected total costs and timeframe, but did not hear back. Trump has said the wall could cost $8 billion to $12 billion , be made of precast concrete, and rise 35 to 40 feet , or 50 feet , or higher . He’s said the wall doesn’t need to run the nearly 2,000 miles of the border, but half of that because of natural barriers . The U.S.-Mexico border stretches nearly 2,000 miles, more than half of it along the Colorado River and Rio Grande. As of May 2015, there was about
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