2018-01-08 22:34:05

Trump Demands $18 Billion for Border Wall in Exchange for DREAMer Protections

President Trump is demanding a slew of anti-immigrant measures, including $18 billion for his border wall, in exchange for legal protections for young undocumented immigrants known as DREAMers. In total, Trump is demanding $33 billion over a decade to fund the expansion of the militarized border wall and to hire 10,000 additional immigration agents. Trump is also demanding federal grants be withheld from so-called sanctuary cities. In exchange, Trump proposes Congress authorize some protections for nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who had been protected under DACA—that’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—before Trump rescinded the Obama-era policy late last year. Immigrant rights groups and Democratic lawmakers have slammed Trump for trying to use the DREAMers in order to win his far-right, anti-immigrant demands. Congress must resolve questions on immigration and other key political issues before January 19 to avoid a partial shutdown of the government.

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