Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Rand Paul: 'We don't have money to spend' for Trump's border wall

Rand Paul: 'We don't have money to spend' for Trump's border wall

Democrats have lined up against the wall repeatedly, and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) last week suggested that if Republicans push for those dollars in ongoing negotiations, the impasse could lead to a shutdown. Hurd, whose district includes more than 1,200 kilometres of border territory with Mexico, has pushed for more funding for sensors and other border security technologies.

'We hope that we're going to be able to work out an arrangement with the Democrats, ' the president said.

If border crossings are under better control without a wall, thus helping realize Trump's mission on immigration, his continued insistence on building one smacks of vanity to get his way.

Earlier today, White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp told Brianna Keilar that, instead of an actual wall, the president is looking to build something called a "border wall system".

President Trump has ended the program - and their protected status will start expiring in March.

Büchel told the newspaper that even if the wall is never built along the almost 2,000-mile U.S. -Mexico border, the prototypes should be preserved as a reminder that the idea was politically viable. Across the Southwest, border officers are stopping more than 1,000 people a day.

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Gandhi also lamented that the government's inability to provide 'education and jobs to these youngsters is a recipe for disaster'. He said Indian diaspora had lost hard-earned money because of policies like demonetisation.

"But there's only so much the president can do on his own", the expert said. Current funding expires January 19. "The general consensus is that a wall is not necessary", Hirono said. "So I think that when all the posturing is said and done, they're going to find some solution that is a consensus, and that most people can support", Vaughan concluded.

The president has been meeting with members of both houses in order to try to come to some kind of bipartisan consensus on DACA and immigration reform in general. If there's no agreement, and he does not extend the deadline, Dreamers would lose their protections from deportation on that date.

The numbers raise an obvious question: if Trump Administration policies and rhetoric are producing firmer border control, without a wall, why is he still pushing so hard for one? The president also said he wants to end the diversity visa lottery, which grants 50,000 green cards each year to people from countries with low levels of immigration to the United States, and also to curb "chain migration" - the president's term for USA citizens' ability to sponsor their relatives for green cards. The program, which has helped thousands of people brought to the minors to work and study legally, is incredibly popular.

Trump is seeking $18 billion over 10 years to make his prized campaign pledge a reality.

And even just focusing on DACA recipients when it comes to chain migration, as Trump has proposed, would be controversial among Democrats.

"Once you're a citizen, you should have the full rights of citizenship", Gallego said.

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