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.
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.”
“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.”