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Biden order to halt border wall project would save the U.S. $2.6 billion, Pentagon estimates show

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Joe Curran looks at the border fence construction in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Lukeville, Ariz., in January.

The U.S. government would save about $2.6 billion if President-elect Joe Biden halts construction on the border wall project on his first day in office, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates reviewed by The Washington Post. Biden told reporters this summer he would not build, “another foot” of the border barriers that became a symbol of the Trump presidency and one of the most expensive federal infrastructure projects in U.S. history. But the financial implications of a decision to stop work</