The US and Mexico are preparing to begin building a wall along the southern border with Mexico.
But will it be enough to stop the influx of migrants?
That’s the question that President Donald Trump has asked of Mexico since the start of the year, and he appears to be on track to fulfil it.
The wall will be completed, he said on Monday.
“I think that the wall will begin to be built by the end of March,” he said during a press conference in Texas.
“And I think it will be quite an expensive wall.”
It’s an optimistic view from the president, who has been pushing for a wall since he was elected.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has repeatedly said he is not prepared to pay for the wall, saying that it would cost too much.
He has also said that the cost of the wall would be $8.5bn to $9bn, but the government is likely to spend about $4bn on the wall alone, according to the Associated Press.
This means the cost is likely around $6,500 per person per year, according the Associated News.
That’s considerably less than the $10,000 per person that the US government is spending on its own border security, which has been cited as costing up to $20,000 a day.
Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, right, meets with the president of the United States, Donald Trump, at the White House in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 20, 2021.
Source: Reuters / Evan Vucci Mexican border wall in Texas The Associated Press has reported that the government spent $4.3bn to build the border wall between the US and Texas, while the US is spending about $1bn.
But that is not including the cost to Mexico of fencing the border.
In the end, Mexico will likely spend roughly $10bn to construct the wall.
That will likely come from its own resources, and the rest of the money is likely going to be spent by the US.
But it’s a very tall order.
A wall that is completed at a cost of around $12bn per mile could take years to construct.
And if construction goes smoothly, Mexico is not likely to be able to afford the full cost of fencing.
In the meantime, the US will have to bear the burden of funding the wall’s construction.
President Trump has previously promised that Mexico will pay for his wall.
But he has yet to deliver on that promise, as Mexico has refused to pay its share.