Chuck Schumer Says President Trump Should 'Stay Out' of Bipartisan Border Talks

Leroy Wright
February 9, 2019

The location is significant because El Paso sits right along the United States-Mexico border and the president has been at odds with Democrats over building a wall along the southern border.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that 3,750 additional military troops would be sent to the U.S. -Mexico border to support border agents and thwart what he described as "the tremendous onslaught" of U.S. -bound migrants.

"The broader city of El Paso, Texas used to have extremely high rates of violent crime - one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation's most risky cities", Trump said.

They acknowledged most drugs illegally coming to the USA arrive through ports of entry, he said. El Paso averaged 23 homicides per year between 1960 and 2018, according to that city's police department. "Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities", Trump said. Even when his speech was just minutes away.

He argued that a wall could stop crime ranging from sex trafficking to gang violence.

"Now is the time for Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business", Trump said. "I say this as a lifelong Republican, businessman, and proud American".

"I've learned in this place talk's cheap". If Mr. Trump wants to force Congress to spend another $5.7 billion on anything, why not push a few billion our way and create 21st century jobs, or a modern public transit system that serves jobless neighborhoods, or transform Baltimore public schools into the envy of Maryland?

She was among around 50 people at "Noche de Chanclazos" or flip-flop night.

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"Ole Gunnar's a fantastic person", Rooney said . "We must be concentrated and strong, positive to show our personality during the game".

"Simply put", he said, "walls work, and walls save lives".

"Find the money that we can spend with the lowest threat of litigation, and then move from that pot of money to the next pot that maybe brings a little bit more threat of litigation", Mulvaney said.

Trump has threatened a new shutdown or a declaration of a national emergency to access other budget funds if he's not satisfied with a deal - steps members of both parties oppose.

"I am asking you to defend our very risky southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens and to our country", he said, painting a dark and foreboding picture of the risks posed to Americans by illegal immigration. We met with the sheriff of Hidalgo County last week.

"The wall is only a portion of the president's plan", Napier said.

"The only thing that can stop it", he said, "are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations" - an apparent swipe at the special counsel investigation into ties between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign, as well as the upcoming congressional investigations.

The Reverend Robin Hoover, the head of Migrant Status Inc, who has spent 33 years working on border issues, blasted Trump's speech.

A group of 17 Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives are trying to beat a February 15 deadline for passing legislation to fund USA border security operations over the next eight months.

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