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Republicans and Democrats reach agreement to avoid new closure in the US

Republicans and Congress Democrats on Monday announced a tentative agreement to avoid a new partial administrative closure on Friday, which includes funding for the border wall.

“We have reached an agreement in principle between us in everything that concerns national security and the other six laws,” Republican Senator Richard Shelby told reporters, explaining that the proximity of a new administrative closure put lawmakers on alert. .

The pact includes some 1,375 million dollars to build 88.5 kilometers of border wall with Mexico, according to The Washington Post, far from the 5,600 million dollars claimed by President Donald Trump for about 322 kilometers).

The agreement must now have the approval of Trump, who has not yet made a statement about it and has to ratify it if Congress approves it so that it will serve to avoid administrative closure when the current funds are exhausted on Friday.

Asked about whether the White House supports the agreement, Shelby responded: “We believe that.

Meanwhile, Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who participated in the negotiations, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supports the pact and hopes to present a final bill on Wednesday.
“Some will rejoice, others will not be happy,” Lowey said, about how his Democratic colleagues will receive the agreement.

Democrats and Republicans had been negotiating for weeks after the disagreement between the two on border security produced between December and January a 35-day administrative shutdown, the longest in US history.

The Democrats had called for a significant reduction in beds in immigrant detention centers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE), which led to suspension of negotiations over the weekend.

However, the Democrats finally gave up that demand, according to The Washington Post.

“Not only do they not want to give us money for the wall, they do not want to give us the space to stop murderers, criminals, drug dealers and people traffickers,” Trump said today, who also said that avoiding the new administrative closure “depends on the Democrats.” . (EFEUSA) .-

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