Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

U.S. President Donald Trump is seen as he delivers a message during the daily briefing hosted by U.S. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House in Washington DC
USA: Trump Asks For More Funds to Build Mexico Border Wall
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07 January, 2018

The $18 billion would expand the physical barrier on the US-Mexico border from its current 654 miles to almost 1,000 miles-about half of the total border. After confusing the civilized world with his brand of "uniqueness" over the past year, Trump has now reached a new low: I'll fix your DACA problem if you give me money for my border wall.

"But Mexico will pay".

"What the American people do want, in overwhelming numbers, is to provide legal protection to 800,000 Dreamers and a path toward citizenship for them", he continued, referring to a common name for young immigrants who came to the US illegally as children. It also calls for 407 miles of replacement or secondary fencing. The Administration seeks that the Capitol approves 33 billion dollars to increase security measures in the mentioned area and another 15 billion in order to acquire new technologies, build roads and hire personnel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been made public. She also said the administration wanted to close "loopholes" on issues that include handling asylum claims and local police working with immigration authorities. At one point during his campaign, Trump estimated it would cost $10 billion for the entire 2,000-mile border, NBC News reports.

"President Trump has said he may need a good government shutdown to get his wall", Durbin said in a statement on the spending request.

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"I believe that Mexico will pay for the wall", President Trump told reporters at Camp David in Maryland, where he is meeting with Republican leaders.

The document doesn't specify where the extended wall should be built.

FILE - In this November 9, 2016 file photo, a Border Patrol vehicle drives by the border fence in Tecate, Calif., left, along the metal barrier that lines the border, seen from Tecate, Mexico.


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