On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved a plan taking $3.6 billion allocated to military construction projects and moving it to continue to build 175 miles of border wall and fencing. This move will delay 127 military projects, including rifle ranges, aircraft simulators, hangars, port repairs and a cyberoperations center. The effects will be felt in more than half of the United States, with large impacts in Puerto Rico, Guam, New York, and New Mexico. Some of the funds were supporting projects in Puerto Rico while it is still recovering from Hurricane Maria. Senator Shumer from New York called this a “slap in the face to the Armed Forces.” 

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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