Trump is putting the squeeze on Congress. He wants funding to build the border wall, plus an additional $18 billion for upkeep and for building extensions. Democrats want a deal on DACA but Trump is saying not without the wall.
FOX News reports:
White House seeks $18B to extend border wall over next 10 years
The Trump administration has asked Congress to set aside $18 billion over the next decade to install or replace more than 700 miles of the barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
The proposal by U.S. Customs and Border Protection would extend the barrier’s coverage to 970 miles, nearly half the distance of the southern border. It includes 316 miles of new construction and 407 miles of replacement or secondary fencing, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the matter told the Associated Press.
The request is one of the most detailed insights into how the administration plans to carry out Trump’s signature campaign promise…
The plan also comes as the administration intensifies negotiations in Congress on a package that may include granting legal status to about 800,000 people who were temporarily shielded from deportation under an Obama-era program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
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Trump is going to get this done whether Democrats like it or not.