Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

About 94 percent of DACA recipients were born in Mexico or Central and South America, and Hispanics tend to vote for Democrats.

"Where I don't understand the pushback is, in 2013 if everybody was for the 700 miles of double fencing, but now they're not for it because Trump calls it a wall - to me that does not make sense", said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union for the Border Patrol agents.

Schumer, in a statement to the Post, said, "We'd be glad to do comprehensive immigration reform, like the Senate bill from 2013, that has more of what both sides want, but that will take time".

President Trump made a border wall between the US and Mexico one of his campaign's promises, and while the issue has repeatedly been kicked down the road, it appears that the President will pull out all the stops in order to get funding for a border wall, including offering to protect undocumented immigrants. Durbin is now working with four other Senators, three of whom are Republican, on a deal that will protect DACA while also beefing up border security, but it appears Trump's demands could stall talks.

DACA, which allows people brought to the United States illegally as children to remain under certain conditions, ends on 6 March 2018.

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The requests complicate already strained negotiations between Republicans and Democrats.

Democrats have been trying to push for a permanent DACA solution in exchange for funding the government. "Bipartisan negotiations continue in good faith among senators who understand what is at stake, and I will continue my efforts to reach a bipartisan agreement". At one point during his campaign, Trump estimated it would cost $10 billion for the entire 2,000-mile border, NBC News reports.

The President met with Senate Republicans on Thursday to discuss ways to fix DACA.

Trump is also asking for changes to the legal immigration system.

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