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Trump administration wants $18B to build 'big, attractive wall'

Brian Houston who lives in San Diego kisses his new bride Evelia Reyes who lives in Mexico with her daughter Alexis while Border Patrol agents look on at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro Nov. 18 2017 San Diego Doled Out Nearly $278000 for Security at Trump's Border Wall Testing Site
Kenny Thornton | 12 January, 2018, 18:42

Will Hurd, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer.

When Nieto indicated his government has no interest in helping Trump fulfill his campaign promise by paying for the wall, Trump said he understood, but couldn't say so publicly, and urged Nieto to do the same.

Trump sounded more upbeat Saturday as he huddled with Republican leaders at Camp David.

Nor would a wall stop illegal immigration, other experts said.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the wall would be "first and foremost" in any package that includes new protections for DACA recipients. They're seeing about 40% more people [arrested] than was the case under the Obama administration, and those deportations are happening faster in the immigration court system.

President Trump is planning to use a trip immediately following his State of the Union address to visit prototypes of his coveted border wall. It either eliminates critical funding for border security programs or shifts money from them, threatening to leave gaping holes. Democrats have been supportive of certain border security measures, but have stopped short of supporting a physical wall.

DHS released December's totals on the same day that members of Congress met at the White House to discuss immigration legislation that could grant protection to hundreds of thousands of young unauthorized immigrants. His administration asked for $1.6 billion this year to build or replace 74 miles (118 kilometers) of fencing in Texas and California, and officials have said they also will seek $1.6 billion next year. "So important", Trump said.

Fabio Capello on Conte-Mourinho feud: They're out of their minds
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At the time, Houston declined to explain why he was unable to go to Tijuana, but said the couple's attorney was trying to obtain a green card for Reyes to join him in the U.S.

Its $7.9 million request for technology upgrades to its P-3 surveillance aircraft - which operates thousands of miles beyond US borders to track narcotics being shipped from Colombia, Peru and other drug producing countries - was denied.

Those surveillance aircrafts have proven effective in the past, assisting USA and global authorities in catching a cumulative 34,108 lbs of marijuana and 193,197 lbs of cocaine during 145 drug seizures, The Times reported. The dogs' handlers would then be reassigned to ports on the southwest border to help with staffing shortages.

Although Democrats are willing to negotiate on border security, they are firmly opposed to Trump's wall, the funding of which still appears to be massive challenge for the Trump administration. "If you are going to focus on border security, you can't do that without talking about the men and women who man these ports of entry".

Other suggestions in the document reportedly included delaying a $15 million funding request for 15 new Coastal Interceptor boats used to catch drug smugglers, and cutting 200 of CBP's 500 canine units used to catch drugs and terrorists.

"There would be a government shutdown over the wall if Senate Democrats, who are in the minority, blocked the new bill needed to fund the federal government when the law now funding the federal government expires on January 19", he said.

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