White House expects $5 billion allocated for border security and barriers, official says

23 Dec, 2018 8:28 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s White House wants to see $5 billion (3.95 billion pounds) for border security and the construction of physical barriers in any stop-gap government funding bill passed by Congress, a senior administration official said.

“We continue to articulate what our expectations are for Congress, which is $5 billion for border security and physical barriers,” the official told reporters on condition of anonymity.

The official said the White House hopes that the partial government shutdown only lasts for a few days, but that it could last longer.

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