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What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Get His Border Wall

The president is reportedly mulling alternative avenues to deliver on his campaign promise.
Source: Brian Snyder / Reuters

Updated at 11:19 a.m. ET on January 14, 2019.

President Donald Trump tonight will hold a nationally televised speech to address the impasse over the border wall. Because Democrats have refused to appropriate approximately $5 billion for the construction project, Trump is reportedly mulling alternative avenues to deliver on his campaign promise.

Here’s what he can do under the law, and what he can’t.

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