UPDATED 8:08 AM PT — Fri. Nov. 30, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is unveiling a plan to extend portions of the border wall. In a statement Thursday, the DHS said it would build roughly 215 miles of border wall next year if Congress approves the president’s request for five billion dollars in funding.
DHS officials stressed the wall will help crack down on the influx of drugs and illegal immigrants into the U.S. and protect border patrol personnel.
One America News caught up with the chairwoman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Virginia, Jo-Ann Chase, who commented on the president’s immigration policies.
“I’ve been a supported of Mr. Trump’s policies 100-percent since day one, but very specifically on immigration because he is the one and only president that is definitely putting it out there effectively as far as — we need to come into this country legally,” stated Chase. “People from all over the world that want to come here and respect our rules, our laws need to do it legally, and President Trump is following the rule of law.”
The president has been vocal about the necessity for a border wall since his 2016 campaign, and has even threatened to take action if Congress can not fulfill his agenda.
“A possible shutdown, if we don’t get the wall money…we’re in negotiations, if we don’t get border security, possible shutdown,” President Trump told reporters.
Congress needs to strike a deal by December 7, 2018 to avoid a government shutdown.