The Mexico Border Wall is rearing its head again and President Donald Trump threatens to shut down the federal government unless Congress agrees to fund the wall. The wall was a promise he made when he campaigned for the White House and work on it is suffering bottlenecks because of inadequate funds. The arrival of migrants at the border is aggravating the situation and posing security-related problems. He dropped hints that “he would be prepared to shut down the government next month.”

Daily Mail UK reports that Donald Trump wants Congress to make available funding to the extent of $5 billion to build the wall.

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During his election campaign, he said that Mexico would bear the cost of the 2,000-mile structure. That does not appear to be happening and Trump has now realized that the cost will finally have to be borne by U.S. taxpayers.

New spending bill required

According to Daily Mail UK, funding for Homeland Security and other agencies will run out on December 7.

US reinforces border wall in Tijuana as migrants look on. [Image source/AFP News Agency YouTube video]
US reinforces border wall in Tijuana as migrants look on. [Image source/AFP News Agency YouTube video]

Hence, finalizing a new spending bill is necessary to avoid a partial government shutdown. President Donald Trump feels the Democrats might agree to the funding. In his opinion: “if they don't come to their senses, we will continue to win elections.” He went on to add that the military troops positioned at the U.S. border will continue to remain and act as a deterrent for migrants who are arriving in caravans through Mexico.

Donald Trump is determined to have the wall

CNN reports that President Donald Trump is worried about border security because of the approaching cavalcade of migrants arriving in caravans from Mexico.

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Funds are important in order to strengthen the US-Mexico border wall but it is not forthcoming. Congress passed a spending bill in September, but there was no provision in it for the border wall. Subsequently, Congress passed a shorter-term spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, among other agencies, until December 7.

The President praised the work of the military force assigned to the borders in Texas, Arizona, and California.

He said they have built "great fences" and are reinforcing border-crossing points with barbed wire. They are supposed to stay there until December 15 but could remain beyond that date. However, once they finish their task of putting up the barbed wire fence, there could be new tasks assigned. Trump views the caravans as a major threat because he believes there are unwanted elements among the illegal immigrants from Mexico and their entry into the U.S.

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will jeopardize security.

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