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1159 pages of bipartisan compromise, Trump unclear on support

Congressional congressional talks ended a Wednesday, Wednesday, with a 1,159-page border security compromise, in which President Trump had less than a quarter of the $ 5.7 billion he wanted to build a wall with Mexico.

Legislative summaries say that in addition to nearly $ 1.4 billion to build new barriers, more than $ 1 billion will be available to other border security programs. This includes money for the inspection equipment for the border crossing ports. There are more than $ 400 million in humanitarian aid for imprisoned migrants, as well as funds for the purchase of aircraft and the recruitment of 600 more customs officers and additional immigration judges.

Congressional negotiators announced on Monday that they had "reached a fundamental agreement" on the financing of border security, which includes more than $ 1.3 billion for physical barriers along the US-Mexico border. The White House originally requested $ 5.7 billion for the border wall.

A conservative source told Fox News that the bill "is losing oil now" – and Trump does not say if he will support it.

Legislators have until 23:59 Friday to get the agreement through both houses of Congress and signed by Trump, before several departments were closed at Cabinet level and hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the next partial government downturn this year are thrilled.

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The measure would start to reduce the number of unauthorized immigrants that the Immigration and Customs Agency can enforce. Congressional approval is expected on Thursday and Trump's signature is considered likely.

Alex Pappas and The Associated Press of Fox News have contributed to this report


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