With a November 21 budget deadline looming, the Democratic-majority House of Representatives and Republican-majority Senate (and the Republican White House) seem far from agreement on how to fund the Department of Homeland Security in 2020. They’re either going to have to seek another extension to keep the government open, or undergo at least a partial government shutdown.
As happened last year, much of the discord surrounds border security, especially Trump’s border wall.
Here, at WOLA’s website, is a new analysis of six of the most contentious issues in the 2020 budget bill, and where we stand on each.
- The Wall
- ICE detention of migrants
- “Remain in Mexico”
- CBP and Border Patrol staffing
- Alternatives to Detention