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Developing now, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
1,159-PAGE BIPARTISAN BORDER COMPROMISE COMPLETED, TRUMP UNCLEAR ON SUPPORT: Congressional bargainers late Wednesday completed a 1,159-page border security compromise that gives President 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.
Lawmakers have until 11:59 p.m. Friday to get the agreement through both houses of Congress
and signed by Trump before several Cabinet-level departments shut down
and hundreds of thousands of federal workers are furloughed in what would be the second partial government shutdown this year
measure would begin reducing the number of unauthorized immigrants the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency can detain. Congressional
approval is expected Thursday and Trump's signature is considered