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    Trump tells GOP senators that 2,200-mile border wall not needed in immigration deal

    Trump tells GOP senators that 2,200-mile border wall not needed in immigration deal

    BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 01/04/18 02:32 PM EST 187


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    President Trump on Thursday laid out his demands for an immigration deal to Republican senators, making clear he doesn't expect Congress to build a physical 2,200-mile concrete wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Instead, the president wants Congress to increase security along the border by ratcheting up patrols, surveillance and fencing, in return for relief for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients in an immigration deal that could be tied to the 2018 spending bill.


    “People want to paint that it’s some 2,000-mile long, 30-foot-high wall of concrete. That’s not what he means and not what he tries to say,” said Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), who met with Trump at the White House Thursday.


    “There’s going to be border fencing in some areas, there’s going to be vehicular barricades, there’s going to be technology, there’s going to be greater manpower in some areas,” he added.
    Lankford said Trump has been clear “in private.”

    Government funding runs out on Jan. 19, and Congress has until March 5 to come up with a solution to protect "Dreamers" from deportation.


    Other Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday met with Trump Thursday — including Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn(Texas), Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Sen. Thom Tillis (N.C.) — to get a better sense of what border security needs must be met as part of an immigration deal with Democrats.


    Trump told lawmakers to end chain migration and the visa lottery program as part of a possible deal with Democrats to protect an estimated 800,000 Dreamers from deportation.


    Under chain migration, relatives of immigrants with legal status receive preferential treatment, and the diversity visa lottery program, which provides visas to people from countries that have relatively few immigrants in the United States.


    Trump called chain migration “a total disaster” and the visa lottery program “bad for our economy and very bad for security.”


    He said a deal with Democrats must “secure the border with a wall" and give “our immigration officers the resources they need to stop illegal immigration” and “stop visa overstays."


    "He's been very strong on the visa lottery program," Lankford said of Trump. "He thinks it's a foolish way to be able to do immigration policy. It's just a random selection."


    GOP lawmakers are trying to put together a final proposal for beefing up border security, ending chain migration and the visa lottery program before a meeting with Democrats planned for Tuesday.


    “We’re trying to get a final working document,” Lankford said.


    Lankford said he hopes prospective immigration legislation moves separately from a bill funding government for the rest of 2018.

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    Trump never said he was going to build a 2,200 mile wall. NEVER.

    But Lankford is full of it, because Trump isn't buliding those wall prototypes to put up "fencing".
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    “People want to paint that it’s some 2,000-mile long, 30-foot-high wall of concrete. That’s not what he means and not what he tries to say,” said Sen. James Lankford(R-Okla.), who met with Trump at the White House Thursday.
    “It’s $8 billion.… And of the 2,000 [miles], we don’t need 2,000, we need 1,000 because we have natural barriers, et cetera, et cetera, and I’m taking it price per square foot and a price per square, you know, per mile, and it’s a very simple calculation. I’m talking about precasts going up probably 35 to 40 feet up in the air. That’s high; that’s a real wall. It will actually look good. It’ll look, you know, as good as a wall is going to look.”

    — Donald Trump, interview with MSNBC, Feb. 9, 2016

    “There’s going to be border fencing in some areas, there’s going to be vehicular barricades, there’s going to be technology, there’s going to be greater manpower in some areas,” he added. Lankford said Trump has been clear “in private.”
    Not the wall Trump gave us the impression he was going to build during his campaign. Maybe we'll get a few token walls here and there, I don't know. However, it is becoming more and more clear that we are not going to get anything near what we were promised during the campaign. Vehicular barricades don't stop foot traffic, technology can be turned off and/or not used adequately (depending on future administrations). We need the big beautiful wall he promised us, not some pittance of fencing!

    I also take exception with the comment by Lanford that Trump has been clear "in private." Hmm, does that mean he is telling the American public a lie?
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    I'm also not reading much from Trump and his administration about nationwide mandatory E-Verify as part of any deal, which I'm sure his business allies and the likes of Flake and Tillis et al are vigorously lobbying against.

    Get ready for more rhetoric about "drones" and surveillance on the border and other largely meaningless measures that are designed to fool the public.
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    LOL! Trump told voters during the campaign he would only build 1,000 miles of border wall, because that's all he felt was needed to get the job done. I guess the media was busy sizing up his hands, they missed the news. He said this at every rally and every press conference when asked about it.
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