Lawmakers Have Tentatively Come To A Compromise On A Border Deal That Provides $1.375B For 55 Miles Of ‘BARRIERS,’ Not A Wall

The agreement reached tonight would include:

-$1.375b for border barriers (55 new miles of bollard fencing)
-Dems drop call for new cap on ICE beds for detentions in interior
-Overall cap on detention beds drops from 49,057 to 40,520

Per congressional official.

This news was reported by Erica Werner on Twitter!

“We reached an agreement in principle between us on all the homeland security and the other six bills,” said one of the lead Republican negotiators, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, Politico reported. “The White House has been consulted all along.”


Trump has held firm on his request for nearly $6 billion for border security. The government was partially shut down for 36 days – the longest stint in history – late last year into January of this year, until Trump signed a temporary 3-week funding measure that expires this Friday, Feb. 15.

Trump last week said the U.S. “will build a Human Wall if necessary” at the southern border with Mexico.

He had tweeted, “Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border. We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary. If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!”

The President has also said he is considering a national emergency to build the border wall if Congress won’t provide the funds for it.

The Pentagon announced earlier this month that an additional 3,750 U.S. troops would be deployed to the southern border to assist Customs and Border Protection and help lay wire fencing.

Trump wants nearly $6 billion for border security that would include a wall, or steel slats, as he has pointed out.
This is just another trecherous deal that wants to udermine iur country and our President!

Alex Hall

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