October 8, 2019

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV), strongly opposes the Trump administration’s efforts to divert military funding to aid with the construction of a wall, which is not a military project, on the U.S.-Mexico border.

On September 4, the Pentagon announced a list of $3.6 billion in military construction projects that will be put on hold, as the money allocated for those projects is used to construct a border wall.  Some of the 127 projects that will lose money include schools and daycare centers.

President Trump’s unilateral declaration of a national emergency does not justify him diverting funds from the military construction budget for the wall.

JWV calls on President Donald Trump to stop diverting funds from military projects in order to fund the construction of a border wall.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is the oldest active veterans’ organization in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.