The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has announced that the works on the wall that divides Mexico and the U.S. are ongoing and swift.
In a video on Twitter, he stated that by next year, 500 miles of wall would be completed, and that the wall has been started at a location specified by the United States Border Patrol. He also explained that money is being taken ‘from all over’ as he stressed that the Democrats are fighting against the wall.
He went on to say that the new wall, at a 30-foot height, is having ‘a tremendous impact’ and is making it much easier for border patrol to control illegal immigration via land. He said that ‘thousands’ of gang members have been ‘taken out’. He thanked the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Border Patrol as well as all law enforcement involved.
The Trump wall, also know as “the wall” is a colloquial name for the expansion of the Mexico-United States barrier, which is a series of vertical barriers intended to reduce illegal immigration to the United States from Mexico.
Throughout Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he had promised that he would build a much larger border wall.
In January, President Donald Trump threatened to keep the U.S. government partially shut for months or years after he and Democratic leaders failed to resolve their dispute over Trump’s request for $5.6 billion (4.4 billion pounds) to build a wall on the Mexican border.
He then threatened to use emergency powers to bypass Congress to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Ultimately, he agreed under mounting pressure to end a 35-day-old partial U.S. government shutdown without getting the $5.7 billion he had demanded from Congress for a border wall, handing a political victory to Democrats.
Ultimately, 127 military construction projects have been defunded and delayed to put $3.6 billion towards the wall effort.