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Negotiators Reach Tentative Border Funding Deal as Shutdown Looms

HeadlineFeb 12, 2019

Congressional negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to prevent another government shutdown, that could begin as soon as midnight Friday. The deal includes nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers, far less than the $5.7 billion requested by President Trump. As part of the deal, Democrats dropped a demand to cap the number of immigrant prisoners who are already living in the U.S. detained by ICE at 16,500 per day. The deal still needs the backing of the House, Senate and Trump.

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