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Mar 16, 2017 - The Washington Post

The Department of Homeland Security would get a significant spending increase in the Trump administration's new proposed budget - a nearly 7 percent boost to expand a wall along the nation's southern border and hire more federal agents to catch, deport and deter illegal immigrants.

The budget plan envisions a $2.6 billion expenditure on border security enhancements, much of that for the design and construction of a larger wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Overall, DHS spending would grow...