Democrats and Republicans reached a deal

Democrats and Republicans reached a deal

WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown at the end of the week.

Senior congressional aides told AFP the agreement included 1.375 billion dollar in funding for wall on the US-Mexico border.

It would also add technology upgrades for screening at border entry points, as well as more customs officers and humanitarian aid.

For several months, President Donald Trump demanded 5.7 billion dollar for his desired border wall, while Democrats labeled the proposal as wasteful and ineffective and said they would only approve border security measures without any money for a wall.

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