Trump border plan could prompt gov't shutdown, Democrat Durbin warns

Posted January 07, 2018

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

At the time of the repeal, both President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that the "Dreamers" were lawbreakers, and that "virtually all" the "top legal experts" believed that DACA was unconstitutional.

The president spoke about the future of the DACA program, the Obama-era program that affects dreamers who are young people who were brought to the country illegally as children. In September, President Trump shut the program down and gave Congress six months to come up with an alternate policy. Sen. Jeff Flake, said Jason Samuels, a spokesman for the Arizona Republican. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been made public.

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The Trump administration's planned "border wall system" would ultimately include 864 miles of a "new main wall and 1,163 of a replacement or secondary barrier", Politico reported, citing information in a five-page document it obtained.

The White House has demanded that funds to build the wall are included in any legislation meant to help DACA recipients.

'This is not going to get us the whole wall we need, but it's a start, ' she said.

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

The Trump administration is providing one of its most detailed blueprints yet - how the President hopes to pay for upgrades at the California-Mexico border.

Border Patrol agents patroling the United States-Mexico Border wall during Opening the Door Of Hope/Abriendo La Puerta De La Esparana, at Friendship Park in San Ysidro, Calif., on November 19, 2016.

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