“The tentative deal includes $1.375 billion for physical barriers — a type of fencing that resembles the ‘steel slats’ that Trump has specifically called for, according to a congressional aide briefed on the talks. It includes a total of 55 miles, which is just nine miles shy of Trump’s last budget request,” Politico reports.
“In exchange, Democrats agreed to drop their demand to restrict the number of people who can be detained by Immigration and Custom Enforcement at a time. Negotiators agreed to fund a total of 40,520 detention beds for ICE, a roughly 17 percent reduction from current levels.”
Playbook: “Two things are true: Optically, this deal sucks for the president, because he led his supporters to believe he would get near $6 billion for a wall. But, at the same time, this is the best he’s going to get.”Save to Favorites