The Trump administration is moving to spend about $2.6 billion on a $1.9 billion wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to deter undocumented migrants from entering the country.
The money would be part of a larger $2 trillion infrastructure plan, a White House official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The official said the money would come from the federal government’s Community Reinvestment Act, which gives money to communities that receive federal assistance and then redistributes it to communities in need.
President Donald Trump has pledged to spend billions of dollars to secure the border, but he has said he will not prioritize the construction of a wall along his southern border with Mexico.
Trump has repeatedly touted his proposal to build a wall, saying that Mexico will pay for it.
He has said that Mexico is willing to pay for the wall but he will have to find another way to do it.
The border wall is part of Trump’s broader plan to build the wall along America’s southern border, which he said would stop the flow of drugs, crime and human smuggling.