Senate approves $1.6B package to fund immigration, border wall2u

The Senate voted Tuesday to pass a $1 billion package that would fund President Donald Trump’s border wall and immigration enforcement efforts, in a rare bipartisan deal.

The legislation is the second major piece of legislation the Senate approved this week.

The Senate passed legislation to boost the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides work permits and grants to young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children.

The bill also included $1,000 for each adult deported from the country during the past three years who has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor crime.

It also approved $1 million for an immigration court program that helps people who were ordered removed from the U.S. by a judge who is a judge of the Supreme Court, and the Senate voted to give $500,000 to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Senate Democrats also approved legislation to provide $5,000 annually to every school district in the country that provides health care for students with disabilities.

Republicans and Democrats worked together to reach a deal on the legislation, but the House has yet to approve the legislation.

President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that the Senate passed the border wall measure.

“Big vote in the Senate today!

Border Wall, Immigration Enforcement, border security, border enforcement, border funding!

#MAGA!” he tweeted.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement that the border-wall measure “puts a real cost on the border and provides critical support to border enforcement.”

Democrats and Republicans agreed on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, which would require passing the Senate’s version of a border-security bill that the House passed last week.

The Senate also approved a package that expands funding for Amtrak to build new rail lines and upgrade existing ones to keep trains running between the Northeast and Midwest.

Republicans have said the bill is a waste of money and is too costly to fund the border border wall.

Trump has said he would use the money to build a wall along the U,S.-Mexico border.

Democrats say the border needs to be secure and that the bill would not help enforce immigration laws.

The House passed the bill earlier this week and the White House said Tuesday that it would support it.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.