Congressional bargaining late Wednesday has completed a 1,159-page border security agreement that gives President Trump at least a quarter of $ 5.7 billion he wants to build a wall in Mexico.
Summaries of law says that aside from nearly $ 1.4 billion generate new barriers, there are more than $ 1 billion for other border security programs. This includes money for inspection equipment for entry border ports. There are over $ 400 million in humanitarian aid for migrant detainees with funds to buy aircraft and to hire 600 more customs officials and additional immigration judges.
Congress congressmen announced on Monday that they would come to a border-based security agreement "covering more than $ 1
A conservative Fox News source said that the bill "is throwing oil today" – and Trump does not say if he will support it.
There are lawmakers until 11:59 pm Friday to get the agreement through both Houses of Congress and signed by Trump before some Cabinet departments at the shut down level and hundreds of thousands of federal workers are furloughed on what will be the second partial government shutdown this year.
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The measure will begin to reduce the number of unauthorized immigrants that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency may stop. Court approval is expected Thursday and Trump's signature is considered likely.
Fox News & # 39; Alex Pappas and The Associated Press have contributed to this report