Border fence between U.S. and Mexico. (Photo: BBC World Service)
Confronting illegal immigration seems to be a top priority of the president's proposed budget. While talk of deep cuts to environmental and social programs swirls, the blueprint released yesterday includes billions of dollars of spending to crackdown on illegal immigration. One of the largest allotments, a $2.6 billion down payment, would go toward fulfilling the president's key campaign promise of building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
Items in the proposed budget include: