Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Even Stars Tell The Truth! ’Israeli’ Regime Denies 11-Yo Wounded Palestinian’s Passage for Medical Treatment, Causes Loss of His Leg Skripal Case: Russia’s OPCW Envoy Exposes ’Eight UK Lies’ Where Will the Trump-Kim Summit Take Place? Yemen’s Missile Force Target Jizan’s Airport, Saudi Arabia Ethiopia: New PM Abiy Ahmad Names New Cabinet Italian Officials, German Firm Face Lawsuit over Saudi Arms Sales James Comey: Trump Is A Bully, Narcissist and Serial Liar Sayyed Nasrallah’s Full Speech at «Loyalty to the Martyrs» Festival in W Bekaa, April 15, 2018 China ’Ready To Deal with Any Fallout from US Trade Row’ #Syria: "Jaish al-Islam" terrorists in al-Dmair town continue to hand over their arms before leaving for #Jarablus Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes southern #Iran; felt in #Bahrain US & allies' 'aggression' in #Syria is a violation of international law - #Putin to Merkel #Merkel claims #Russia shares responsibility for #Syria's actions as its ally Leader of #Daesh Cell in Russia Blows Himself Up During Detention - FSB #Russian, #French Ambassadors Arrive for #OPCW Meeting on #Douma #Russia: Response to #US #Sanctions Will Not Be Delay Sayyed #Nasrallah: Some #Gulf countries have worked and offered millions of dollars to strike #Syria and its institutions Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #US with its institutions, knows that any broad aggression against #Syria can’t end without consequences, but will blow the entire region Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #US aggression on #Syria has failed to change the equation in favor of “#Israel” or some regional countries
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Americas » United States

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Trump Wants $18bn for Border Wall In Exchange for DACA
Local Editor

US President Donald Trump is reportedly asking Congress for a total $33 billion to fund his wall and other border security in exchange for ensuring protections for "dreamers" - illegal immigrants brought to the country as children.

Mexico Wall

Trump is asking the Congress for nearly $18 billion to pay for the construction of more than 700 miles of his border wall expansion project, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal Friday.

If the funding is approved, the border wall would increase from around 654 miles to nearly 1,000 miles, covering roughly half the length of the entire US-Mexico border.

The plan, which was laid out in a document from the US Customs and Border Protection agency at the Department of Homeland Security and described to the Wall Street Journal by two sources, also calls for an additional $15 billion to pay for "critical physical border security requirements."

The other requests include $1 billion to construct a road, $8.5 billion to deploy 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and $5.7 billion to construct towers and pay for surveillance equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles and other technology.

In total, Trump's vision for the wall would cost taxpayers $33 billion over the next 10 years, according to the report.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said he would construct a "big, beautiful wall" along the southern border and promised that Mexico would pay for it.

Later, Trump tweeted that Mexico would pay for the wall "in some form" and "at a later date."

While in office, Trump has insisted that any deal to make the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program permanent must also include funding for the border wall.

However, Senate negotiators were waiting for Trump to release details of his immigration reform plan, which they were promised in mid-December.

On Thursday, a group of Republican Senators met with Trump at the White House to discuss DACA, the Obama-era program protecting some 800,000 immigrants from deportation who were underage when they arrived in the country illegally.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

06-01-2018 | 09:05


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top