Trump offers DREAMer amnesty now for 300 miles of border wall by 2027

If you could have 300 extra miles of border wall in 2027, but you had to give the "DREAMers" amnesty now to do it, would you?  For President Trump, it's not a tough call. The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge. The proposal by Customs and Border Protection calls for 316 miles (505 kilometers) of additional barrier by September 2027, bringing total coverage to 970 miles (1,552 kilometers), or nearly half the border, according to a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the matter. It also calls for 407 miles (651 kilometers) of replacement or secondary fencing[.] ... Homeland Security [s]ecretary Kirstjen Nielsen told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the wall would be "first and foremost" in any package that includes new protections for...(Read Full Post)