Trump shamelessly uses "Dreamers" as leverage for border wall funding

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It also calls for 407 miles of replacement or secondary fencing, said the official, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the plan has not been made public.

"I have a very good relationship with Mexico".

Construction of the U.S. -Mexico border wall was a key campaign promise of Trump's.

The proposal by Customs and Border Protection calls for 316 miles of additional barrier by September 2027, bringing total coverage to 970 miles, or almost half the border, according to a USA official with direct knowledge of the matter.

If that work was completed, more than half of the almost 2,000 mile-border with Mexico would be lined with a physical barrier. Durbin is now working with four other Senators, three of whom are Republican, on a deal that will protect DACA while also beefing up border security, but it appears Trump's demands could stall talks.

So the funds Trump seeks from Congress would be enough to say that by 2027, just over half the border is walled off.

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Cornyn, in an interview on Fox News on Friday, said Trump would demand that an immigration deal address the visa lottery system and chain migration that unites family members.

The program is known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. His priorities include tightening a family-based immigration policy that allows naturalized citizens and certain immigrants to petition for relatives to come to the USA and eliminating the Diversity Visa Lottery, a state department program that helps citizens of countries with historically low rates of immigration to come to the US.

Saving DACA recipients from deportation is a high priority for Democrats, but Republican and Democratic lawmakers have struggled to reach a bipartisan deal.

Republican and Democratic leaders are also scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House on Tuesday to talk about immigration legislation.

President Donald Trump's proposed border security measures are undermining bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill - and could potentially lead to a government shutdown, a top Senate Democrat said Friday.

Trump will host a bipartisan meeting early next week to discuss the issue.

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