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PoliticsThe Latest: Budget deal calls for far less border wall money

05:06  12 february  2019
05:06  12 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

The Latest: Bargainers complete bipartisan border compromise

The Latest: Bargainers complete bipartisan border compromise .Congressional bargainers have completed a bipartisan border security compromise that gives President Donald Trump less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion he wanted to build a wall with Mexico. Summaries of the legislation say that besides nearly $1.4 billion to build new barriers, there's over $1 billion for other border security programs. That includes money for inspection equipment for border ports of entry. There is more than $400 million in humanitarian aid for detained migrants plus funds to buy aircraft and to hire 600 more customs officers and additional immigration judges.

No money will be allocated for Trump’s pet project of a border wall with Mexico after he bowed to However, the deal will allocate an additional .5bn for border security, which one congressional This is important as it enables us to give a voice to those less heard, challenge the powerful and hold

If a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers — 9 to 12 percent of those expected to If the savings gained from blocking an immigrant is less than CIS argues (and as NAS contends it likely “ Border Wall Would Pay For Itself By Cutting Welfare Use By Illegal Immigrants.”

The Latest: Budget deal calls for far less border wall money© The Associated Press Rep. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., speaks to reporters as he leaves a closed-door meeting at the Capitol as bipartisan House and Senate bargainers trying to negotiate a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — The Latest on government negotiations over border security (all times local):

9:40 p.m.

Three people familiar with Congress' tentative border security deal tell The Associated Press that the accord would provide $1.375 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers.

Coulter calls border agreement Trump's 'Yellow New Deal'

Coulter calls border agreement Trump's 'Yellow New Deal' Conservative commentator Ann Coulter ripped President Trump on Tuesday, saying he is "afraid" to fight for a border wall and calling a bipartisan compromise to avert a government shutdown his "Yellow New Deal." "Trump talks a good game on the border wall but it's increasingly clear he's afraid to fight for it," Coulter tweeted to her 2.13 million followers. "Call this his 'Yellow New Deal.'" Trump talks a good game on the border wall but it's increasingly clear he's afraid to fight for it. Call this his "Yellow New Deal.

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators neared a deal Friday that would offer President Trump far less than the .7 billion he’s sought for walls along the U.S Two people familiar with the talks said the understanding among Republicans is that the deal would offer around billion for border barriers.

The plan of action was simple and straightforward to raise money to construct a wall on our southern border . We have raised over Million from 325 ⭐Our highly experienced team is highly confident that we can complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money , than the

That's well below the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump demanded to build over 200 miles of wall along the Mexican boundary. The money will be for vertical steel slats called bollards, not a solid wall.

Democrats dropped their proposal to limit the number of detained immigrants caught inside the U.S. to a daily average of 16,500. Republicans opposed that demand. There is currently no such limit.

Bargainers agreed to fund 40,520 beds to detain immigrants entering or in the U.S. illegally. That's the same number funded last year, though the actual figure held is around 49,000.

The sources described details of the still-secret agreement only on condition of anonymity.

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8:30 p.m.

Negotiators in Congress say they have reached an agreement in principle to fund the government and avoid another partial government shutdown.

Key GOP senator: Border deal a 'down payment' on Trump's wall

Key GOP senator: Border deal a 'down payment' on Trump's wall Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby told President Trump Wednesday night that the spending compromise represents just a "down payment" on the border wall Trump wants to build. "I just talked to the President, and he was in good spirits," the Albama Republican tweeted. "I told him that I just signed the homeland security conference report and that it’s a down payment on his border wall. This is only the beginning of a multi-year effort." I just talked to the President, and he was in good spirits.

“Building a great Border Wall , with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about Trump’s argument that the border wall serves a vital national defense purpose does not change the fact that Congress approved no funds for these designs to be built in its latest budget .

Border wall budget details. According to the White House, that includes At that rate, .6 billion could replace about 190 miles of existing fence, though replacement is far cheaper than erecting barriers in areas that don't even have a road for construction vehicles.

The emerging agreement was announced by a group of lawmakers, including Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, after a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill.

The talks had cratered over the weekend because of Democratic demands to limit immigrant detentions by federal authorities, but lawmakers apparently broke through that impasse Monday evening.

Now they will need the support of President Donald Trump, whose signature will be needed ahead of the deadline at midnight Friday.

If lawmakers don't act, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be furloughed for a second time this year.

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8:15 p.m.

Congressional negotiators say politically freighted talks on border security are back on track as they speed to avert a new federal shutdown this weekend.

Officials say an agreement could be in sight as early as Monday night. The talks had cratered over the weekend because of Democratic demands to limit immigrant detentions by federal authorities, but that impasse seems to be loosening.

Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows gives border wall deal a resounding 'no'

Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows gives border wall deal a resounding 'no' Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, panned the tentative border security agreement hammered out by congressional negotiators and said that President Trump should supplement the deal with executive action. "I don't support [the agreement] and I don't like it," Meadows told Fox News' "Your World with Neil Cavuto" Tuesday. "Only in Washington D.C. can we start out with needing $25 billion for border security measures and expect applause at $1.37 [billion]. I mean, only in D.C. is that a winning deal.

Congressional negotiators neared a deal Friday that would offer President Trump far less than the .7 billion he’s sought for walls along the U.S.-Mexico border , as Two people familiar with the talks said the understanding among Republicans is that the deal would offer around billion for border barriers.

In the absence of a deal , funding for about a quarter of US federal agencies lapsed at midnight (05 But some lawmakers were hopeful that there could be a deal involving less money for the wall and Why does Mr Trump want the wall ? A strengthened southern border wall was a key election promise

A Friday midnight deadline is looming as negotiators strain to prevent a second partial government shutdown, for which there is virtually no support from lawmakers of either party.

If bargainers don't reach an agreement and get President Donald Trump's signature by then, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be furloughed for a second time this year.

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4:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump is assailing Democrats over faltering border security negotiations.

Trump spoke to reporters Monday at the White House at an event attended by local sheriffs. He says construction on a border barrier is already underway, but he says of Democrats: "We're up against people who want to allow criminals in our society."

Border security negotiations stalled over the weekend over Democratic demands to limit the number of migrants whom federal authorities can detain. The two sides also remain separated over how much to spend on Trump's border wall.

Republicans say Democratic demands to limit immigrant detentions are a deal breaker, eclipsing the border wall issue for now.

Graham says Trump declaring national emergency ‘definitely on the table’

Graham says Trump declaring national emergency ‘definitely on the table’ Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that President Trump is "very inclined" to declare a national emergency to obtain the necessary funds to build a border wall. "It's definitely on the table, I'll let him tell you whether or not he's going to do it, but he's very inclined to go that route," Graham, a staunch ally of Trump, told reporters on Capitol Hill. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he spoke last night with Pres. Trump, who is "inclined to accept the agreement and move on and try to find money elsewhere" to fund his border wall. "I think the national emergency declaration is definitely on the table." https://t.co/tXMGEZzT6Zpic.twitter.

The money Trump wants is a fraction of the roughly 0 billion Congress was poised to approve - before the latest battle over the proposed wall - to Neither he nor his aides would specify whether border security investments must include wall funds. Aides to House Speaker Paul Ryan were not

Negotiations over border security and avoiding a second government shutdown fell apart over the weekend, as Republicans rejected Democratic efforts to cap the number of detention beds that Immigration and Customs Enforcement can use for enforcement in interior regions of the U.S. At issue

Trump is holding a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night and says he's going there "to keep our country safe."

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3:55 p.m.

The top Republican negotiator for the House says talks on nettlesome border security issues are in "better shape today" and she's optimistic that negotiations can produce a deal in time to meet a deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown.

House expected to vote on border deal Thursday evening

House expected to vote on border deal Thursday evening The bipartisan border deal struck by top appropriators in both chambers is slated to come to the House floor for a vote at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. The agreement provides $1.375 billion dollars to build 55 miles of a barrier along the southern border, the amount included in the fiscal 2018 bill. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The legislation - which is needed to avert a second partial government shutdown ahead of Friday's deadline - is expected to narrowly pass the lower chamber.

The two-year 6 billion budget deal includes no money for the border wall but does direct the Department of Homeland Security to 0 million Both the Senate and House draft bills now include roughly .5 billion for wall construction in 2018. President Donald Trump has called for a billion

Figures being discussed are far less than half the .7 billion the president has demanded. Congressional negotiators on Friday closed in on a bipartisan deal that would rebuff President Trump’s demands for more than billion for his border wall , as lawmakers recovering from one government

Texas Rep. Kay Granger gave the optimistic assessment on her way into a meeting of other top negotiators that was convened after talks collapsed over the weekend over a Democratic demand to limit immigrant detentions by federal authorities.

She says the battle over capping detentions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement as demanded by top Democrats was one of those issues that "pop up" in negotiations.

She says there are several remaining outstanding issues.

The deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown is midnight Friday.

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3:50 p.m.

Ahead of a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, President Donald Trump's campaign has issued a new video calling for a border wall.

The video posted Monday offers testimonials from residents of the city advocating for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. They say the wall is needed for public safety, arguing that El Paso's border fence has helped the city.

White House says 'we're in a good place' in terms of the budget negotiations

White House says 'we're in a good place' in terms of the budget negotiations There is a growing optimism in the White House that a budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown can be reached, a senior White House official said Thursday. The shift from earlier in the week, when some White House officials expressed concern about the prospects of a deal, comes as key lawmakers finally begin to discuss how the budget deal will look. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "We're in a good place. Negotiators are doing a good job," the senior White House official said.

Both sides in the long-running fight over funding President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall appear to have moved toward each other, but a shutdown of one-fourth of the federal government entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight.In fact

A stalemate over the wall led parts of the government to shut down Saturday after funding for Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has criticized Trump on other issues, called the battle for border wall The impasse blocked money for nine of 15 Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies, including

The video concludes with the slogan "Finish the Wall," an update on the "Build the Wall" chants that defined Trump's 2016 campaign.

Trump's Monday night rally is to take place just a few hundred yards from El Paso's border fence. Trump has repeatedly exaggerated the impact of El Paso's fencing on the city's crime rate, as well as statistics about crime committed by people who have entered the U.S. illegally.

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3:40 p.m.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging Democrats to resume border security talks as Congress races to avoid another government shutdown.

McConnell complained Monday that Democrats are asking for too much from Republicans in the negotiations over President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a wall on the Mexican border, his premier campaign promise.

In exchange for some funding for border barriers, Democrats want limits on the number of immigrants whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement can detain for illegal crossings and other violations. It's a way to slow the Trump administration's aggressive deportation policies.

McConnell called the detention bed limits "absurd."

Chief budget negotiators are meeting again Monday to resume talks that sputtered over the weekend. They face Friday's deadline to fund the government or risk another partial shutdown.

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12:30 a.m.

The White House is refusing to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again.

Negotiators are clashing over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle for a border security compromise that Congress can accept.

Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'

Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway' President Trump on Monday said he would build his long-desired wall along the southern border regardless of whether Congress approves funding for it. "Just so you know, we're building the wall anyway," Trump said at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, which sits directly across the Rio Grande from Mexico. Trump spoke shortly after lawmakers said they had reached a funding deal in principle to avoid another government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. The deal includes some money for barriers along the border. The president said he would not sign an agreement that cuts the number of detention beds used to house immigrants caught living illegally in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators neared a deal Friday that would offer President Trump far less than the .7 billion he’s sought for walls along the US-Mexico border , as lawmakers worked to prevent another government shutdown next week.

With a Friday deadline approaching, the two sides remain separated over how much to spend on President Donald Trump's promised border wall.

Rising to the fore is a related dispute over curbing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, the federal agency that Republicans see as an emblem of tough immigration policies.

People involved in the talks say Democrats have proposed limiting the number of immigrants in the country illegally and caught inside the U.S. — not at the border — that the agency can detain.

The Latest: Budget deal calls for far less border wall money© The Associated Press Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, pauses for reporters as he and other senior bipartisan House and Senate negotiators try to negotiate a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) The Latest: Budget deal calls for far less border wall money© The Associated Press House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters as she walks out of a closed-door meeting at the Capitol as bipartisan House and Senate bargainers trying to negotiate a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'.
President Trump on Monday said he would build his long-desired wall along the southern border regardless of whether Congress approves funding for it. "Just so you know, we're building the wall anyway," Trump said at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, which sits directly across the Rio Grande from Mexico. Trump spoke shortly after lawmakers said they had reached a funding deal in principle to avoid another government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. The deal includes some money for barriers along the border. The president said he would not sign an agreement that cuts the number of detention beds used to house immigrants caught living illegally in the U.S.

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