Democrats May Fund Parts of Trump’s $4.5B Border Request

Posted on May 14, 2019 1:36 pm

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Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free of a partisan logjam. Democratic aides said Tuesday that Trump’s request for additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds is off the table, but that Democrats are willing to fund care for more than 360,000 migrants apprehended since October. “There are some good parts to it, there are not some good parts to it and we’ll have to separate