Trump shamelessly uses "Dreamers" as leverage for border wall funding

Trump shamelessly uses

Trump shamelessly uses "Dreamers" as leverage for border wall funding

The proposal by Customs and Border Protection calls for 505 kilometres of additional barrier by September 2027.

Trump has demanded a border wall in exchange for passing legislation that would shield from deportation hundreds of thousands of young migrants brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers.

But members of Congress have not yet agreed to spending any money on the wall, and Mexico has repeatedly said it won't foot the bill.

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.

Trump said past year that he was ending DACA but gave Congress until March to deliver a legislative fix. Jeff Flake, said Jason Samuels, a spokesman for the Arizona Republican. The Administration seeks that the Capitol approves 33 billion dollars to increase security measures in the mentioned area and another 15 billion in order to acquire new technologies, build roads and hire personnel.

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

President Trump has said any negotiation must include the construction of a border wall.

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.

FILE - In this November 9, 2016 file photo, a Border Patrol vehicle drives by the border fence in Tecate, Calif., left, along the metal barrier that lines the border, seen from Tecate, Mexico.

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