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

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

In return for the cash, the Trump administration will be expected to discuss a way forward for the so-called dreamers - illegal immigrants who were brought to the USA by their parents and know no other country.

"But Mexico will pay".

A built in delay gives congress until March to come up with a resolution.

"We want DACA to happen", Trump said Saturday. His priorities include tightening a family-based immigration policy that allows naturalized citizens and certain immigrants to petition for relatives to come to the USA and eliminating the Diversity Visa Lottery, a state department program that helps citizens of countries with historically low rates of immigration to come to the US.

05 de enero de 2018, 11:54Washington, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump asked Congress for about 18 billion dollars to build the wall on the border with Mexico, revealed The Wall Street Journal today. Trump has previously said there will be no DACA without funding for the border wall he promised during his campaign as well as changes to tighten the immigration system.

Democrats have been pushing back against these requests, including the $18 billion the administration has requested for the wall and an additional $15 billion for additional border security expenditures. "I have a very good relationship with Mexico. But yes, in some form, Mexico will pay for the wall".

Democrat and Republican senators have been negotiating for months on a deal to protect Dreamers while increasing border security. Congress must pass a federal budget by 19 January to avert a partial government shutdown, and the vote will require Democratic support.

President Trump has said any negotiation must include the construction of a border wall. Some say this list of demands from the White House could derail those negotiations.

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