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US Poll: Majority opposes border wall with Mexico

00:08  07 february  2018
00:08  07 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall - official

  Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall - official President Donald Trump's budget proposal to be unveiled on Monday will include a request for $3 billion as a down payment on building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, a senior administration official said on Thursday. The official, who briefed a small group of reporters on condition of anonymity, said the money would go toward purchasing private land in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas and advance purchases of steel.The administration hopes to build 60 miles (96 km) of new steel bollard fencing along the border with 2018 funding and an additional 64 miles (103 km) with 2019 funding.

A majority of voters oppose the construction of a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border , according to a new survey, as Congress faces another Opposition to the wall rises to 65 percent against when the poll cites the steep price tag proposed in the White House plan, with a 7 percent drop in support from

A majority of voters oppose the construction of a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border , according to a new survey, as Congress faces another possible Opposition to the wall rises to 65 percent against when the poll cites the steep price tag proposed in the White House plan, with a 7 percent drop in

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A majority of voters oppose the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new survey, as Congress faces another possible government shutdown over immigration policy.

Fifty-nine percent of voters oppose building President Trump's long-promised wall along the southern border, and only 37 percent support the measure, according to the Quinnipiac poll.

The White House has released its proposal for an immigration deal, which includes $25 billion in funding for the wall along with tighter security measures in exchange for protections for some undocumented immigrations favored by Democrats.

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  How Trump plans to make Mexico pay for the wall. Yes, really. Mexico will never cut a check, but President Donald Trump is zeroing in on a plan so that the president can argue America's southern neighbor will indeed fund the border wall, according to sources.The plan aides are piecing together would force Mexico to pay for the wall in indirect ways, including through remittance fees and tapping Mexico's trade surplus with the United States.

Poll : Majority opposes border wall with Mexico | TheHill. A majority of voters oppose the construction of a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border , according to a new survey, as Congress faces another possible government shutdown over immigration policy.

A majority of Americans says they oppose President Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.- Mexico border , according to a. Tags Donald Trump Sanctuary city border wall Polling Immigration.

Opposition to the wall rises to 65 percent against when the poll cites the steep price tag proposed in the White House plan, with a 7 percent drop in support from Republicans (75 percent to 69 percent) and a 2 percent drop for Democrats (9 percent to 7).

Thirty-three percent of all respondents support a wall even when told of its cost.

Support for the wall hit a high of 42 percent in a 2016 Quinnipiac poll, but has remained below 40 percent ever since.

Democrats remain strongly opposed to the White House framework and could dig in against government funding bills that fail to include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Current government funding is set to run out on Thursday.

The poll surveyed 1,333 registered voters in the U.S. from February 2 to 5 and has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

Trump's budget to request border wall funding .
The budget request that President Trump is releasing Monday will propose more than $23 billion for border security and immigration enforcement - including funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House said Sunday. The request on border security comes as the Senate is about to start a free-wheeling debate on immigration.

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