Insight – Facts and charts on Trump’s border wall

Trump’s border wall – in seven charts

A standoff over funding for President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall has resulted in the longest-ever shutdown of the US government. Mr Trump argues $5.7bn (£4.5bn) is needed to address a “humanitarian and security crisis” at the southern border and has warned the shutdown will continue until he gets the cash.

Trump hasn’t built very much of his wall

Before Mr Trump took office, there were 654 miles (just over 1,000km) of barrier along the southern border – made up of 354 miles of barriers to stop pedestrians and 300 miles of anti-vehicle fencing.

In October 2017, when the Trump administration revealed eight 30ft-tall wall prototypes – they were a combination of concrete and metal.

Read full article and see 7 charts on BBC.

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