President Trump Wants A Border Wall In Exchange For Keeping DACA

President Trump Wants A Border Wall In Exchange For Keeping DACA

President Trump Wants A Border Wall In Exchange For Keeping DACA

The proposal calls for 316 miles of additional barrier by September of 2027, bringing total coverage to almost 1,000 miles, or nearly half the border.

"I am not sure why President Trump wants to shut down the government over a multi-billion dollar wall that no one wants, is not needed and will not be paid for by Mexico", Sanders said in a statement.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hit back at President Donald Trump over his demands for an immigration deal, saying recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), known as Dreamers, were not "bargaining chips", The Hill reported Friday. He said that the administration was undercutting bipartisan efforts to help those protected by DACA with the $18 billion request and other immigration demands.

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

The administration's plan, per the document, is to almost double the amount of fencing along the border, from 654 miles now to around 1,000 in total.

"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.

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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