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US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

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12 February, 2019 09:06 AM



US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

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Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown.

Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington, reports BBC.

No details have been released and it is unclear whether President Donald Trump will back the agreement. He is now addressing a political rally in Texas.

Talks had previously stalled on the detention of undocumented immigrants and funding for Mr Trump's border wall.

A deal must be reached by Friday when funding will run out for some agencies.

The previous shutdown lasted 35 days and was the longest in US history.


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