Trump Still Claiming Mexico Will Pay for Wall

CBP Closes'Door of Hope on Cross Border Reunification Event

CBP Closes'Door of Hope on Cross Border Reunification Event

The border wall only has the support of 35% of Americans, and those people are nearly all within the Republican Party.

For those who supported President Trump's pledge to crack down on illegal border crossings, 2017 was a very good year.

Republicans are pressing for a funding boost mainly for the military and other security-related work, while Democrats say any increase needs to offer parity between defense and non-defense agencies.

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) paid $278,000 in overtime and other expenses for officers to patrol an area in Otay Mesa where eight prototypes for the Trump Administration's proposed border wall were being constructed between September 26 and October 26 past year, city public records show.

President Donald Trump's administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico.

A month after the wedding, a federal complaint shows Houston was unable to cross into Mexico because he surrendered his passport in March when he was released on bail after he was caught smuggling more than 120-pounds of heroin, meth and cocaine across the border.

The CBP document requests a total of $33,000 million in new expenditures for the border, including $18,000 million for the wall, $5,700 million for acquisition of equipment and other surveillance technology; $1,000 million for the construction and maintenance of roads; and $8.5 million to finance 5,000 new Border Patrol agents, 2,500 border inspectors and other personnel, the official said.

Noting that the border wall remains one of President Trump's top priorities, and that he now has to make his case for funding from Congress, Vaughn suggested that Congressional Democrats seem more interested in passing legislation which would provide amnesty to the so-called Dreamers, a group of about 700,000 undocumented young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and have remained in the country with the help of DACA, the controversial Obama-era immigration policy which delays these illegals' deportation and allows them to get work permits.

"But there's only so much the president can do on his own", the expert said.

Yet several Democrats are still pushing for a so-called clean bill.

Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii told reporters she believes the border security portion of the DACA deal will be the "hardest to negotiate" because she is opposed to any type of wall on the border.

The current stopgap spending bill expires on January 19. "The general consensus is that a wall is not necessary", Hirono said.

The president has been meeting with members of both houses in order to try to come to some kind of bipartisan consensus on DACA and immigration reform in general.

The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have been seeking new border security measures in exchange for permitting 800,000 young immigrants in the country illegally to remain in the United States. "The wall is going to happen, or we're not going to have DACA".

DACA is a program that prevented the deportation of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children. We have to get rid of chain migration.

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