President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJudge denies Trump spokesman's effort to force Jan. 6 committee to return financial records Gina McCarthy: Why I'm more optimistic than ever on tackling the climate crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks MORE will ask Congress for more than $2 billion to respond to the influx of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, also seeking broader powers to speed up deportations of unaccompanied children.
The president plans to make the requests in a letter to be sent Monday, a White House official said Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Details of the appropriation will come after lawmakers return from their holiday recess on July 1.
The official says that details of the appropriation will come after lawmakers return from their holiday recess on July 7.
The president will also ask that Homeland Security Department have permission to apply "fast track" procedures to deport young migrants traveling without their parents.