President Trump's border wall coming to Laredo?

Eight prototypes of a border wall were completed Oct. 26 near the Mexican border

President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security has requested $18 billion in funding to complete a wall on a portion of the US southern border in an effort to stop illegal immigration, one congressional source and one USA official told NBC News on Friday. The funds would be used in the next 10 years in order to expand the fences in about 1,600 kilometers that now cover about 1,050 kilometers, which would mean coverage of about half of the US Southwest border. "In some form, Mexico will pay for the wall".

President Donald Trump's proposed border security measures are undermining bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill - and could potentially lead to a government shutdown, a top Senate Democrat said Friday.

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.

Trump is also asking for changes to the legal immigration system. In September, President Trump shut the program down and gave Congress six months to come up with an alternate policy. Sen.




This would bring total coverage to 1,552 kilometres, or almost half the border.

Trump is basically saying that he will not fix granting "amnesty" to DACA recipients unless he gets the funding required for the wall and related expenditure.

The administration has now provided one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.

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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