Trump Administration Wants $18 Billion to Build 'Big, Beautiful Wall'
- Author: Joey Payne Jan 07, 2018,
Jan 07, 2018, 4:12
President Trump has told Democrats that he will not sign any bill regarding protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program without funding for The Wall being including in the legislation.
In essence, that's what he said in a document obtained by The Wall Street Journal.
If granted, the money would pay for 316 miles of new fencing and reinforce another 407 miles where barriers are already in place.
Speaking from Camp David after a meeting with Republican leaders, Trump said he wants the program, which has prevented the deportation of young undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children, to remain.
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.
The plan on border security came in response to a request by U.S. Sen. 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.
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.
The Customs and Border Protection document calls for a total of $33 billion in new border spending, including $18 billion for the wall, $5.7 billion for technology gear, $1 billion for road construction and maintenance and $8.5 billion for 5,000 new Border Patrol agents, 2,500 border inspectors and other personnel, the USA official said.