Politics Trump's budget to request border wall funding

08:30  12 february  2018
08:30  12 february  2018 Source:   The Hill

Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall - official

  Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall - official President Donald Trump's budget proposal to be unveiled on Monday will include a request for $3 billion as a down payment on building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, a senior administration official said on Thursday. The official, who briefed a small group of reporters on condition of anonymity, said the money would go toward purchasing private land in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas and advance purchases of steel.The administration hopes to build 60 miles (96 km) of new steel bollard fencing along the border with 2018 funding and an additional 64 miles (103 km) with 2019 funding.

The request provides insight into how Trump plans to fulfill his campaign promise to build “a big, beautiful wall .” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto rejected Trump ’ s border wall plan in January of 2017.

The Trump budget blueprint rolled out in mid-March called for .6 billion toward wall construction by the end of 2018. insisted Tuesday in the White House briefing room that "it' s not accurate" to say that the 2018 budget request represents a scaled down funding target for a border wall , though -- like

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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 budget proposal to be unveiled on Monday will include a request for billion as a down payment on building a wall along the The administration hopes to build 60 miles (96 km) of new steel bollard fencing along the border with 2018 funding and an additional 64 miles (103

Trump ’ s budget proposal to be unveiled on Monday will include a request for billion as a down payment on building a wall along the US border with The new fencing would be constructed in areas known to be used by migrants crossing into the US, the official said. Wall funding has been caught

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.

Trump budget to include billions to combat opioid epidemic

  Trump budget to include billions to combat opioid epidemic President Trump's budget will propose billions of dollars to combat the opioid epidemic plaguing the country, months after the administration designated the crisis a national public health emergency.The White House's fiscal 2019 budget set to be released Monday will include nearly $17 billion for the opioid epidemic that's killinThe White House's fiscal 2019 budget set to be released Monday will include nearly $17 billion for the opioid epidemic that's killing more Americans per year than car accidents, according to an outline from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Congress rejected a request for more wall money earlier this year. The budget would also fund border technology and immigration enforcement hiring. Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump ' s 2018 budget calls for more spending for border security and immigration enforcement -- but

“Every single dime the President requested to start building a wall on our southern border he’s going to The House added Trump ’ s wall funding by a 230-196 procedural vote that denied angry Earlier this year, Congress and Trump came together of spending bills for the current budget year that

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.

Frustrated Republicans accuse Paul of forcing pointless shutdown .
"To shut down the entire federal government at midnight tonight is just grossly irresponsible," Sen. John Cornyn said.Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, warned Paul during a heated back-and-forth on the Senate floor that he would be to blame for shutting down the government.

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