Politics Trump's budget to request border wall funding

08:30  12 february  2018
08:30  12 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Mexican-American judge that Trump attacked could hear case on border wall

  Mexican-American judge that Trump attacked could hear case on border wall The federal judge who President Donald Trump attacked for his ethnicity during the 2016 presidential campaign could end up judging whether the president gets to build his proposed border wall. U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel - who Trump said might be biased against him in a lawsuit concerning Trump University because of Curiel's Mexican heritage - will hear a case on Friday that could determine Trump's ability to waive environmental laws in the construction of the wall.Curiel could hinder the administration's efforts to build barriers on unfenced portions of the border if he rules against Trump.

The budget request that President Trump is releasing Monday will propose more than billion for border security and immigration enforcement — including funds for a wall along the U. S .-Mexico border , the White House said Sunday.

The budget request that President Trump is releasing Monday will propose more than billion for border security and immigration enforcement — including funds for a wall along the U. S .-Mexico border , the White House said Sunday.

Donald J. Trump wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill

The budget request that President Trump is releasing Monday will propose more than $23 billion for border security and immigration enforcement - including funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House said Sunday.

The request on border security comes as the Senate is about to start a free-wheeling debate on immigration.

Congress has until March 5 to provide a legislative solution that helps people who came to the U.S. illegally when they were children and have benefited from the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Poll: Majority opposes border wall with Mexico

  Poll: Majority opposes border wall with Mexico A majority of voters oppose the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new survey, as Congress faces another possible government shutdown over immigration policy.Fifty-nine percent of voters oppose building President Trump's long-promised wall along the southern border, and only 37 percent support the measure, according to the Quinnipiac poll.The White House has released its proposal for an immigration deal, which includes $25 billion in funding for the wall along with tighter security measures in exchange for protections for some undocumented immigrations favored by Democrats.

President Donald Trump ’ s Department of Homeland Security is asking Congress for .6 billion in appropriations to build 65 more miles of border wall in The funding request asks for two categories of funding . It asks that billion be set aside in the two-year budget plan which approved by

The budget plan will request more than billion for border security and immigration enforcement, including billion over two years Trump has promised to build the border wall to keep out illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. Democrats oppose funding the wall , which they view as unnecessary.

Trump has offered a framework that would provide a path to citizenship for about 1.8 million immigrants, but also called for border-wall funding and changes to family-based immigration and the diversity visa lottery. The framework is backed by some Republicans but has been widely criticized by Democrats.

Congress last week approved legislation to increase budget caps by about $300 billion for fiscal 2018 and 2019. In light of this budget deal, the administration is proposing an investment of $18 billion in that time period to construct a border wall, the White House said.

The White House also said it will request $782 million to hire 2,750 additional law-enforcement officers and agents at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The administration is also requesting $2.7 billion to pay for ICE to have an average of 52,000 illegal aliens a day in detention - the highest-ever level for the agency.

Rep. Gutiérrez: 'Complete betrayal' if Pelosi backs budget caps deal without DACA

  Rep. Gutiérrez: 'Complete betrayal' if Pelosi backs budget caps deal without DACA Rep. Luis Guti rrez (D-Ill.) says it would be "a complete betrayal" by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if she backed a budget caps deal that didn't include an extension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).When asked if he thought Pelosi should lose support from the House Democratic Caucus if she supported a deal without DACA, Guti rrez said, "I would hope so," according to the Huffington Post's Matt Fuller.When asked if he thought Pelosi should lose support from the House Democratic Caucus if she supported a deal without DACA, said, "I would hope so," according to the Huffington Post's Matt Fuller.

The request for just .6 billion in wall funding is found in the budget document released by the Department of Homeland Security, which describes the agency’s 98-page Democrats, however, hope to wreck Trump ’ s administration by defeating his primary campaign promise of building a border wall .

In March, Trump asked for billion to quickly build an extra 48 miles of border fence during 2017. But Democrats threatened to shut down funding until the budget request was rejected, GOP legislators refused to fight for any money to build a wall

The deal to raise spending caps is expected to contribute to higher deficits. While Trump's budget is going to account for the higher caps, the White House said its proposal will also call for spending reforms that would cut deficits by $3 trillion over a decade and also reduce the debt as a percentage of gross domestic product.

"Just because this deal was signed, does not mean the future is written in stone," Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said on "Fox News Sunday." "We do have a chance still to change this [debt] trajectory."

He added that the budget will still include some proposed spending cuts at the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, which the administration also proposed cuts to last year.

The White House plans to further its efforts to cut regulatory burdens in its budget - including as part of its infrastructure plan. The plan is designed to spur $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending but only includes $200 in federal funding.

The White House also said that it's requesting $85.5 billion for veterans' medical care and other programs designed to improve veterans' quality of life. And the administration is asking for almost $17-billion for fiscal 2019 to fight the opioid crisis.

Trump budget would cut millions in school safety funds: report .
President Trump's proposed 2019 budget would cut millions of dollars from federal education programs designed to help school districts improve safety and provide mental health assistance in the event of a tragedy.The budget proposal, which was unveiled earlier this week b y the White House, would reduce funding for national school safety activities by $25 million compared to 2017, Politico reported.That reduction would include the elimination of "project prevention grants," which have helped schools across the country fund conflict resolution programs, prevent bullying and pay for mental health assistance for students.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/politics/-119524-trumps-budget-to-request-border-wall-funding/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!