President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico takes shape
Trump praised the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico
The President visited a section of the wall in Arizona and promised &# 171; resolve the issue&# 187; with a program protecting some immigrants from deportation
UMA – US President Donald Trump visits a section of the wall on the Mexican border in Arizona, where he says the newly built barrier is helping to deter illegal immigration and the coronavirus.
Arizona is one of the largest foci of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States. Ahead of Trump’s visit, state health department reports 3,600 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday.
“Our border has never been more secure,” Trump said. “This is the most powerful and meticulously executed border wall in the world.”.
“Using emergency health powers, we have averted a coronavirus disaster on the southern border, stopped human smuggling and are promptly returning border violators,” the president said. “Without these public health measures, the southern border would be the global epicenter of the virus.”.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and Acting Head of US Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan joined Trump on Tuesday to inspect a new section of the San Luis Wall in Yuma County.
The US government has reported that construction work has been carried out on 338 kilometers of the border since January 2017..
“In many places the new wall is twice as high as it was before. Many miles of the wall have been built where there was nothing before but a roadblock that few would call a fence, “David Beer, an immigration policy expert at the Center for Global Freedom and Prosperity at the Cato Institute, told Voice of America..
“But despite the improvements, new barriers are already breaking through and being crossed, so immigrants are still bypassing them,” he added..
In Yuma, Trump holds a roundtable with government officials and community leaders on border security.
At the border, the president was asked about the Deferred Action Program for Children Arriving in the United States (DACA), which protects from deportation about 700,000 people brought to the United States as children and gives them the right to work. Last week, the Supreme Court did not let Trump close it.
“We will resolve the issue with DACA,” Trump said.
The White House says the president plans to file new documents in court to close the program.
“I think good things are happening with DACA. They will reapply and it will work. The Democrats have played with DACA for years, but have done nothing. And I will do everything “.
When Trump was asked what he would like to say to the program participants, he replied: “Don’t hang your nose!”