"I have a very good relationship with Mexico". But members of Congress have not yet agreed to spending any money on the wall, and Mexico has repeatedly said it won't foot the bill. The proposal calls for 316 miles of additional barrier by September of 2027, bringing total coverage to almost 1,000 miles, or nearly half the border.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has said that his country will not pay for a wall, saying in his annual address last January that Mexico "will not pay for any wall". At the time, he estimated the construction would cost $10 billion and cover the entire 2,000-mile border.
Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people
A regional affiliate of the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had targeted the police. In a statement Thursday, President Ashraf Ghani called the attack "inhumane" and against the tenets of Islam.
It comes as the administration intensifies negotiations in Congress on a package that may include granting legal status to about 800,000 people who were temporarily shielded from deportation under an Obama-era program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Wintry weather expected late Sunday
The precipitation was 0.4 inches of snow, pushing the January snowfall total up to 0.5 inches in the capital city. The Saturday overnight low is expected to be minus 10 degrees, with wind chill values of 25 to 35 below zero.
At Camp David, Trump convened his cabinet and Republican leaders to discuss, among a laundry list of legislative priorities, immigration. Durbin is now working with four other Senators, three of whom are Republican, on a deal that will protect DACA while also beefing up border security, but it appears Trump's demands could stall talks.
The subject came up during a sit-down meeting with GOP lawmakers at the White House on Thursday.
Chiefs' win probability was almost 98 percent at one point against Titans
The Titans needed a win in their regular-season finale and some help to earn a wild-card spot as the AFC's fifth seed. Mariota finished with more than 200 passing yards and had two touchdowns in Tennessee's 22-21 win over Kansas City .
Democrats are willing to compromise on border enforcement but party leaders say they are firmly opposed to building a wall. "With this demand, he seems to be heading in that direction", Durbin said in a statement.