• In an internal budget document, the White House directed the Department of Homeland Security to reduce or delay funding for certain border security measures.
  • The document also directs DHS to seek increased funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border.
  • The news comes as Congress attempts to reach a legislative solution for young unauthorized immigrants losing their protections from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
  • President Donald Trump has said there will be no deal on DACA without a border wall.

The Trump administration, in its quest to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border, intends to cut or delay funding for other border security measures that have a proven track record in preventing illegal immigration and detecting drugs, according to budget documents obtained by The New York Times.


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