ICYMI. Here are specifics on Trump’s border security request to Congress:

The President is not calling for a border wall to be built across the entire border. His proposal has been scaled back to add just 234 more miles in areas identified by the Department of Homeland Security at a cost of $5.7 billion. On top of that, he requests:

  • $675 million to deter and detect narcotics, weapons, and other materials crossing our borders;

  • $211 million to hire 750 additional Border Patrol agents;

  • $571 million for 2,000 additional ICE personnel;

  • $4.2 billion for 52,000 detention beds, personnel, transportation, and detention alternatives;

  • and,$563 million for 75 additional immigration judges and support staff

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