‘Run out of space’ to hold the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border: US President Trump
Source :NewsBharati   Date :09-Jan-2019

Washington, Jan 9:
American President Donald Trump spoke to people on American television.

In his first ever nationally televised prime-time address from the Oval Office, the President called for stronger border protection, saying the US had “run out of space” to hold the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border.


 He said, tonight I am speaking to you because there is growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border everyday customs and border patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We have added space to hold them and we have no way to properly return them back home to their country. All Americans are hurt by illegal and uncontrolled migration.

Trump said illegal migrants strained public resources, drove down jobs and wages, and served as a “pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs”.

As part of the overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested 5.7 billion dollars for physical barriers. At the request of them, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall this barrier is absolutely critical to border security. The federal government remain shut down for one reason that Democrats will not fund border security.

“This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice. This is about whether we fulfil our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve.”

Addressing the nation in response, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: “much of what we have heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice”

“The fact is, women and children at the border are not a security threat. They are a humanitarian challenge,” she said.

Speaking alongside Ms Pelosi, Senator Chuck Schumer urged, He said the border could be secured without the $US5.7 billion wall, saying: “The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty. Not a 30-foot wall.

“So our suggestion is a simple one, Mr President. Reopen the government. We can work to resolve differences over border security. End this shutdown.”