Trump again suggests sending troops to US southern border

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House and Senate lawmakers are on recess until after the Nov. 6 election. In a briefing with reporters this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said finding funding for Trump’s proposed border wall would be a top priority when his chamber returns, but he said he did not believe the fight could spur a partial government shutdown. Democrats in the House and Senate have repeatedly opposed funding for the multi-billion wall effort, and have accused Trump of emphasizing that idea over responsible, realistic immigration reform efforts. In a Military Times poll conducted earlier this month, 23 percent of active-duty troops listed immigration as a significant threat to U.S. national security. Half of those surveyed said they disapprove of current U.S. immigration policies, versus 31 percent who approve of them.

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