U.S. Customs and Border Protection has constructed just 1.7 miles of fencing along the southern border with the $1.57 billion Congress appropriated last year for the project, House General Counsel Douglas Letter told a federal judge on Tuesday. In a court filing, Letter told Judge Haywood Gilliam that this information is current as of April 30. He also said this was three-quarters of a mile more than had been reported to Congress in February. Gilliam is the judge in a lawsuit brought by 20 Democratic state attorneys general and the Sierra Club; they are trying to block Trump from using unauthorized money from the Treasury and Defense departments to fund his border wall. Gilliam requested the information during a hearing on May 17.
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