President Donald Trump plans to sign a compromise border security measure Friday and then announce that he is using executive action, including declaring a national emergency, to spend $8 billion for border barriers, a White House official said.
A separate White House official said Trump will both sign the funding bill and the paperwork for his executive actions, including the national emergency, at a 10 a.m. Friday event in the White House Rose Garden. That White House official said the funding will break down as:
- $1.375 billion from the Homeland Security appropriations bill. This money cannot be used to build a wall but can be used to build other types of border barriers due to the way the bill is written
- $600 million from the Treasury Department’s drug forfeiture fund, which would come from an executive action
- $2.5 billion from the Defense Department’s drug interdiction program, which would come from an executive action
- $3.5 billion from the Defense Department’s military construction budget, which would require a national emergency
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This article originally appeared on CNN.