Congress thwarts Trump’s border crackdown and aid cuts
On March 23, the U.S. Congress finally passed a budget for 2018. The FY2018 appropriations bill almost completely rejected President Trump’s proposed border wall, as well as his proposed increases to Border Patrol and ICE. Congress also reversed the White House’s proposal for historically deep cuts in aid to Latin America. Despite the good news, though, the budget measure did nothing to secure the future of vulnerable immigrants in the United States, recipients of DACA and TPS.