Blocking Trump on Wall Leaves Nation Unprotected

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"One of the reasons we need Great Border Security is that Mexico's murder rate in 2017 increased by 27% to 31,174 people killed, a record!" said Republican Trump, before launching into his regular tirade against the opposition Democrats, in particular "Crooked Hilary" Clinton, whom he beat in the 2016 presidential election. "Border Security is National Security, and National Security is the long-term viability of our Country".

According to reports, federal funding for the border wall is scheduled to expire on September 30, just 37 days before November's midterm elections.

Trump's speech - particularly the first half - largely stuck to an economic message that the White House hopes will help Republicans maintain control of the House in the November midterm elections. The president threatened to veto a measure in March that put $1.6 billion toward border security, a sliver of which was directed to a wall. He has previously requested $25bn but said on Monday he has no "red line" for what must be approved and made no comment on timing before or after the midterms. This isn't just Trump administration; we're new.

The interior secretary argued that the United States has to see gun possession as a border security issue rather than through the prism of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, contending that if that doesn't occur "it's going to be very hard for us to be able to contain the phenomenon of rising crime in a coordinated way". Border security includes the wall but it includes many other things.

"Many of us in the capital region felt the only leverage we had to protect the dreamers. was to vote no on the appropriations bill to keep the government open", Beyer said, referring to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as infants or children.

Trump welcomed Conte to Washington as "my new friend", sensing a rare kindred spirit in Europe.

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So, Mr. Trump is prepared once again to take his case to the American people.

As they stood side by side on the podium, Trump praised the prime minister for taking a "firm stance on the border".

Trump wants an end to the visa lottery program, which sees 50,000 green cards being allocated at random.

Trump raised the idea on Sunday, writing in a tweet that "I would be willing to "shut down" government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan met with Trump at the White House last week to walk him through the spending process and tell him any negotiations over the border wall should be pushed until after the elections.

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