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Democrats and Republicans reach a deal on immigration — here are the details

Democrats and Republicans reach a deal on immigration — here are the details

After weeks of debate over the budget and what it would mean for border security, Democrats and Republican lawmakers said they reached a deal on Monday evening to avert another partial government shutdown.

The funding figure is about a quarter of what the president was demanding for his border wall, $5.7 billion.

Republicans had complained that Democrats were calling for a reduction in detention beds available for ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department, but they have reportedly agreed to 17 percent decrease to 40,520 beds.

During a speech in El Paso, Texas, on immigration, the president responded to the deal, and he was not very positive about it.

"If we cut detention space, we are cutting loose dangerous criminals into our countries," Trump told his supporters.

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