With Congress back in session, several proposals concerning U.S.-Mexico border security and immigration are under consideration. These include a $1.6 billion request for President Trump’s border wall, as well as requests to expand the law enforcement agencies that detain and deport undocumented migrants. The Trump administration’s decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may influence how Congress handles these proposals, which are being debated now and in the coming weeks as Congress works on the fiscal year 2018 federal budget.
Below are discussions of some of the main border security and immigration provisions under consideration right now. Each includes our assessment of what may happen next, our position on the proposal, and our recommendations for what you can do to take action.