President Trump says there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border. In his first Oval Office address last night, Trump called it a crisis of the “heart and soul.” Trump said women and children are the biggest victims of illegal immigration. He noted that illegal immigration strains public resources in the U.S.
Trump also noted the flow of illicit drugs across the border. Trump made another case for a massive border wall on the southern border. The president accused Democrats of refusing to acknowledge a growing border crisis.
On the heels of last night’s address, President Trump and Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle are expected to meet again today at the White House to try to end the partial government shut down.
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