Donald Trump, I can not stress enough how stupid this man is, and not just because of the decisions that he makes and the things that he says, but because of his gross underestimation of the intelligence of the American people.
The money would be paid out over 10 years and provide 316 miles of new fencing and help reinforce 407 miles of the existing border infrastructure, according to details first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
'We hope that we're going to be able to work out an arrangement with the Democrats, ' he said.
As the federal government wraps up its evaluation of eight potential versions of President Trump's border wall, an arts group is proposing the 30-foot prototypes near San Diego be preserved as a national monument. In a bipartisan meeting held at the White House on Tuesday, the president said the border wall must be part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' (DACA) approval.
The Trump administration is seeking $33 billion in total to increase southern border security, with the remaining $15 billion going to fund technology, personnel and other improvements.
In interviews, volunteers and lawyers along the border say that migrants and smugglers have stopped lying low, deciding that trying to get a foothold in a well-off and safe country was no riskier than in the past.
Rahul defaming India from foreign soil: BJP
There are two clear threats facing our country today, he said. What China does in two days, it takes India one year to do.
"I think it's silly to throw money at a 13th-century solution", said Representative Michael Capuano of MA, referring to Trump's proposal of a continuous concrete wall.
"President Trump has said he may need a good government shutdown to get his wall", Durbin said in a statement on the spending request.
"We want the wall", he said during a press conference at his Camp David country retreat in Maryland on Saturday.
'The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the awful Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. Current funding expires January 19.
"We are going to be working on that very, very hard this year, and I think we're going make a big dent into the drug problem", he said. He demanded the border wall in exchange for protection against the deportations of young immigrants who were brought into the U.S.as children, who also known as Dreamers.
Some of us who support the rule of law noted back when that was said that we had not yet been allowed to hold anyone accountable for the illegal, unconstitutional, and deadly "Fast & Furious" scandal; nor the IRS for being weaponized in an election; nor for the refusal of the Executive Branch to cooperate with Congressional investigations and subpoenas.