USA: Trump Asks For More Funds to Build Mexico Border Wall

Jan 07, 2018, 04:12
USA: Trump Asks For More Funds to Build Mexico Border Wall

President Trump made a border wall between the USA and Mexico one of his campaign's promises, and while the issue has repeatedly been kicked down the road, it appears that the President will pull out all the stops in order to get funding for a border wall, including offering to protect undocumented immigrants.

The proposal by Customs and Border Protection calls for 316 miles (505 kilometers) of additional barrier by September 2027, bringing total coverage to 970 miles (1,552 kilometers), or almost half the border, according to a USA official with direct knowledge of the matter.

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President Trump has told Democrats that he will not sign any bill regarding protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program without funding for The Wall being including in the legislation.

In return for the cash, the Trump administration will be expected to discuss a way forward for the so-called dreamers - illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents and know no other country. The Trump administration announced in September that it was ending the Obama-era program, but gave Congress several months to act before recipients begin to lose their protected status in March. The funds, according to documents circulating in Congress, would pay for 723 miles of barrier - 316 miles of new construction, and 407 miles of upgrades in areas that are already fenced.

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"President Trump has said he may need a good government shutdown to get his wall", Durbin says.

If that work was completed, more than half of the almost 2,000 mile-border with Mexico would be lined with a physical barrier.

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Democrats are willing to compromise on border enforcement but party leaders say they are firmly opposed to building a wall. "With this demand, he seems to be heading in that direction".

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