Congress has a deadline before Trump has signed and signed a deal before Friday.
The $ 1.375 billion contract for a border barrier is far behind the $ 5.7 billion Trump had originally proposed for a Wall. It is even below the $ 1.6 billion that was included in a Senate package last year.
However, the measure would prevent a further closure of the government. According to surveys, Trump was largely blamed for the previous 35-day deadlock.
Even as the legislature haggled over details of its agreement, the White House behind the scenes had planned to unilaterally secure the funds for the wall.
Not all would require the proclamation of a national emergency, and they are likely to be rolled out piece by piece, not necessarily all once, once Trump logs out.
It is not clear what combination of actions the president can use. Estimates of how much each option could take were also discussed, and most White House staff believe that any measure by the executive will bring legal challenges. The President held meetings with senior advisers and others almost daily to discuss his options.
Due to CNN's recent coverage, the President's unilateral options include:
Access to Treasury Forfeiture funds
An estimate of $ 680 million
- If the president were not obliged to declare a national emergency.
- Contains unallocated funds from participating agencies that can be used to support law enforcement activities.
- According to the Office of Management and The Budget checks the order, the Ministry of Finance and the Department of Homeland Security would notify Congress and then wait 1
- The acquisition of land is permitted under this option.
Use of USC 284 to Redirect Some Pentagon Drugs
Up to an estimated $ 2 billion
- You may have to the president does not declare any national emergence According to a CRS legal report
- the DHS must refrain from providing drug-related funds to build fences to block drug smuggling.
- The DHS asks the Ministry of Defense for support after finding a place where a fence is needed to block the drug smuggling corridor.
Usage of USC 2808 for Access to Military Construction Funds
Estimated $ 3.6 billion
- would require the President must call a national emergency.
- Requires the use of the military.
- The President would declare the Border Guard a mission of the Ministry of Defense.
Use the Aid of the Army Corps Use of USC 2293
Estimated $ 3 Billion
- The US Government official would require that the president declares a national emergency.
- Postpone army construction and ap ply funds to build civil defense projects essential to national defense (the army sector makes the final decision if necessary for national defense).
- The unused funds that could be used are now destined for Army Corps of Engineers projects to repair infrastructure damaged by natural disasters.
Kevin Liptak of CNN, Veronica Stracqualursi, Kaitlan Collins, Tammy Kupperman, Pamela Brown, Pamela Brown, Abby Phillip, Maegan Vazquez and Joe Johns have contributed to the report.