Homeland security cash stand-off over US migrant policy

President Barack Obama and Congress are at loggerheads over homeland security’s $40bn (£26bn) budget, with time running out to secure a deal.

Republicans, who control Congress, are seeking to remove funding for Mr Obama’s attempt to save undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The department of homeland security protects the US borders, and guards against disasters and terror attacks.

Its current funding plan is due to end on Friday.

Mr Obama’s plan to temporarily lift the threat of deportation for about five million undocumented immigrants has become a sticking point between the two parties.Read More……


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