Trump administration proposes $18b for border wall extension

President Trump is Securing America’s Southern Border

Trump has demanded a border wall in exchange for passing legislation that would shield from deportation hundreds of thousands of young migrants brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers.

The White House on Friday added the funding request to a list of prior conditions it sent to Congress in early October, including an end to chain migration policies and the diversity lottery, both of which Trump implicated in the wake of recent terror attacks on NY.

President Donald Trump tweeted in December that there would be no protection for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, without the wall. According to the New York Times, the wall funding is part of a $33 billion list of demands released by the Department of Homeland Security on Friday that also includes 10,000 new immigration officers, 10 years of border security improvements, and policy changes affecting immigration. Dick Durbin said in a statement. In September, President Trump shut the program down and gave Congress six months to come up with an alternate policy. Sen.

So the funds Trump seeks from Congress would be enough to say that by 2027, just over half the border is walled off.

Some House Republicans have been clamoring to use Dreamer legislation to attach additional money for immigration enforcement throughout the country, which immigration advocacy groups fear would be used to go after the relatives of the young immigrants.

Democrats have been trying to push for a permanent DACA solution in exchange for funding the government.

Resubmitting the demands that were dismissed by Democrats three months ago, Durbin said, was 'outrageous.' But he added that bipartisan negotiations continue among senators.

"Yes, I believe Mexico will pay for the wall", Trump said.

The President met with Senate Republicans on Thursday to discuss ways to fix DACA.

The struggle over the "Dreamers" carries political weight for both parties heading into the November 2018 midterm congressional elections. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer reiterated that Democrats also want "strong and real border security".

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