"I have a very good relationship with Mexico". But they oppose Trump's wall, which government estimates have said could cost over $21 billion.
The Trump administration's planned "border wall system" would ultimately include 864 miles of a "new main wall and 1,163 of a replacement or secondary barrier", Politico reported, citing information in a five-page document it obtained.
The administration's plan, per the document, is to almost double the amount of fencing along the border, from 654 miles now to around 1,000 in total.
President Trump made a border wall between the USA 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. The Trump administration announced in September that it was ending the Obama-era program, but gave Congress several months to act before recipients begin to lose their protected status in March.
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Republican and Democratic leaders are also scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House on Tuesday to talk about immigration legislation.
Trump has tied protection for Dreamers to his own demands, telling reporters Saturday at a press conference from Camp David: "We want the wall". Congress must pass a federal budget by 19 January to avert a partial government shutdown, and the vote will require Democratic support.
05 de enero de 2018, 11:54Washington, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump asked Congress for about 18 billion dollars to build the wall on the border with Mexico, revealed The Wall Street Journal today. "With this demand, he seems to be heading in that direction", Durbin said in a statement.
Trump will host a bipartisan meeting early next week to discuss the issue.