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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:14 PM

Immigrant groups brace for post-election border wall fight

Immigrant rights groups are vowing to fight any effort in the lame-duck session to provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security to construct a wall or for President Trump's military deployment on the southern border with Mexico.

“No more walls, agents, or detention centers are needed,” said Vicki Gaubeca, the director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, on a press call with reporters on Thursday. “Congress needs to cut funding to Trump’s deportation force.”

Lawmakers are returning to Washington next week after the midterm elections and preparing for a funding fight over Trump's proposed border wall. Congress has until Dec. 7 to fund the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal 2019.

Republican leaders have said they will make funding the wall a priority in that package. And Trump in a post-election press conference on Wednesday said that a DHS shutdown would be "possible" if he didn't secure funding for the wall.

https://thehill.com/latino/415767-immigrant-groups-brace-for-post-election-border-wall-fight

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fgeorge468 Nov 8 #1

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:21 PM

1. Down goes the wall

This is great news if that money can go somewhere else. We are paying for a border war none of us asked for.

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