On Tuesday, the Trump administration proposed legislation to build walls along the U.S.-Mexico border with Mexico, and the proposal has been greeted with some skepticism by some Republican lawmakers.
The proposal comes after months of controversy over President Donald Trump’s call to build the wall along the border, and some Republicans have suggested the wall would be more difficult to build than many of the border wall projects he has proposed.
“A wall is not going to work, period,” said Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), a leading Republican on the House Border Subcommittee.
“We have to get the border secure.
We have to build our own border, we have to protect our citizens.
That’s a great wall.
That would be an excellent wall.
But we don’t want to go to Mexico, we want to get Mexico to pay for it.”
The Border Patrol has estimated that nearly 3,500 people were apprehended at the southern border during the first three months of 2017.
The agency’s 2016 Border Patrol Operations Plan estimates that about 4,600 people were detained at the northern border in January, compared to the same period in 2016.
But the plan does not include estimates of how many people were caught at the southwest border.
Some Republican lawmakers have said that the Border Patrol should be allowed to build and maintain a border wall at its existing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
“I think the Border Police are a pretty good team,” said Representative Trent Franks, a leading member of the Border Security Task Force, during a House hearing in March.
“It’s a little bit of a mixed bag.”
But the House Republican majority also supported the construction of a wall along much of the U, S.-Mexico boundary in September.
“The United States is not a nation of wall,” said Franks.
“There are places we are not walled in, but the fact of the matter is, we are going to have to start building walls at the borders.”
The border fence is expected to cost about $15 billion.
But lawmakers have suggested that the price tag would be too high.
A bill to build new border barriers was introduced in September by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.).
The bill would require the Department of Homeland Security to create a “fiscal impact statement” for the project.
The legislation would require Congress to approve the spending bill that would fund the border barrier construction and the wall.
It also would require that border security funding be reduced by about $3 billion from the current levels by 2019.
The bill also would allow border security funds to be spent on other border security measures.
“You can see the costs and benefits,” said the bill’s author, Rep. Joe Barton (R.-Texas).
“We’re spending a lot of money that we could be spending on other things.
And the costs are going up.”
The bill has not been introduced in the House yet, but is expected in the Senate.
The House has passed legislation to spend $1 billion for border security projects, and a bill to fund border security will likely pass the House.
“What I would urge the White House to do is to find ways to increase the funding to make sure we’re not spending a whole lot of that money,” said Senator John Cornyn (R, Texas).
“And to find a way to have a more bipartisan process in this, to have this work in a bipartisan fashion.”
On Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said the White