Congressional Democrats revealed their border security proposal Thursday; allocating upwards of $22 billion for Border Patrol and other investments but providing no funding for the President’s promised border wall.
“Democrats are offering further details of their border security plan. They unveiled a measure Thursday that would not provide money for President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall and denying his request for additional border agents,” reports the Associated Press.
The plan provides over $22 billion for US Customs and Border Patrol, technological improvements at Ports of Entry, humanitarian aid for incoming migrants, and new drone aircraft.
The proposal totally fails to comply with the President’s demand that any budget agreement must include funding for his proposed border wall.
Congressional leaders must reach a bipartisan deal by February 15th to avert another potential government shutdown.
Read the full report at the Associated Press.