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Trump has reiterated his threat to declare a national emergency, which could give him the upper hand in his fight for border wall funding with Democratic lawmakers, who gained a majority in the House of Representatives following the November midterm congressional election.
Axar.az reports citing U.S media.
President Donald Trump traveled to Texas on Thursday to meet with forces tasked with keeping undocumented immigrants out of the US.
Trump used his trip to promote his plan for building a long-promised wall on the Mexico border. He delivered a brief address from McAllen, a border town in the Lone Star State, standing alongside members of the US border patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, and law enforcement.
"We all wanna see a wall, or a barrier because that's gonna make their job a lot easier and actually they'll be even more effective than they already are," POTUS said.
He insisted that a barrier, whether steel or concrete, would help border guards curb drug smuggling and human trafficking, as well as counter criminals such as the violent gang MS-13.
Donald Trump, a staunch opponent of illegal migration, told reporters before departing to Texas that he had the "absolute right" to declare a national emergency. This comes as the partial shutdown of US government agencies stretches into a fourth week, as he has failed to secure the requested funding for the border wall in the House of Representatives.
His cherished border wall has become an extremely divisive issue which has caught a lot of flak from the left, particularly from the Democratic Party, whose lawmakers rejected Trump's demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding.
2019.01.11 / 12:54