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October 4, 2017

The Hill: House panel approves $10B for border wall

The House Homeland Security Committee approved Wednesday a border security bill that includes $10 billion for a border wall.

The Border Security for America Act, proposed by committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), was passed on a party-line 18-12 vote.

The bill includes the $10 billion in border wall funding, $5 billion to improve ports of entry and adds 5,000 agents to both the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection. …

But Democrats are wary that the bill’s provisions could be the first shot at a Republican proposal for border security measures on a bill to protect so-called Dreamers — undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children — in the wake of Trump’s rescission of DACA.

“There’s no doubt that this is a setup for that conversation,” said Rep. Nannette Barragán (D-Calif.), a committee member.