6/5/2017 New York Times
The White House insists that plans for President Donald Trump’s border wall are on track despite resistance from Congress. What it’s not saying is how it envisions the wall these days.
Trump’s promise to build a “big beautiful wall” and have Mexico pay for it was a campaign rallying cry. It conjured images of an imposing structure spanning the 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) of America’s southern border, too tall and strong for foreigners to dare cross illegally.
But since Trump took office, his top aides have made clear that’s not on their drawing boards. It won’t be “from sea to shining sea,” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told lawmakers.