Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsSeven key players for Trump on immigration New chief selected for Justice Department unit overseeing Russia probe Sessions: Some judges ‘using the law to advance an agenda’ MORE on Wednesday said it is important for President Trump's proposed wall along the southern border to move quickly to ensure border security.
“[The] border wall needs to move rapidly. It will be the final affirmation that the illegality is over," Sessions said during an interview on Fox News.
The Democratic report's figure is significantly higher than an internal Department of Homeland Security report, which estimated that the wall would take between three to five years to complete and cost $21.6 billion.
A report earlier this month said the Trump administration has funding to build just seven miles of the wall. ProPublica reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has $20 million for the structure.