President Trump: "Mexico Will Pay for the Wall"

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In all, the Trump administration is seeking $33 billion in funding, of which $8.5 billion will go towards recruiting 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and other officials over a seven-year period to be deployed along the border with Mexico.

The administration asked lawmakers for $18bn in order to add 316 miles of walls and fencing along the border and bolster 407 miles of existing barriers, according to a financial blueprint sent to senators by US Customs and Border Protection on Friday.

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

The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico.

The president spoke about the future of the DACA program, the Obama-era program that affects dreamers who are young people who were brought to the country illegally as children.

A built in delay gives congress until March to come up with a resolution. The entire border stretches nearly 2,000 miles, although much of it is already impassable. He said that the administration was undercutting bipartisan efforts to help those protected by DACA with the $18 billion request and other immigration demands.

Trump is basically saying that he will not fix granting "amnesty" to DACA recipients unless he gets the funding required for the wall and related expenditure.

"I believe that Mexico will pay for the wall", President Trump told reporters at Camp David in Maryland, where he is meeting with Republican leaders.

FILE - In this November 9, 2016 file photo, a Border Patrol vehicle drives by the border fence in Tecate, Calif., left, along the metal barrier that lines the border, seen from Tecate, Mexico.

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