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Trump To Face Tough Road On Immigration Budget Plan

Law360, New York (March 17, 2017, 10:26 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump’s budgetary proposals relating to immigration, including $2.6 billion in fiscal year 2018 toward building a wall along the nation’s southern border and hiring 1,500 immigration agents, may face hurdles in Congress and could fall short of the goal of more effective immigration enforcement, experts say.

Presidential budgets are historically the opening salvo in a series of complex negotiations between the executive and legislative branches about how to spend taxpayer dollars, and Trump’s proposal for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 is no different, with a 6.8 percent hike in spending for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security showing...

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