Trump delivers speech, offers plan on "shutdown" end

Source : 112 Ukraine

His speech is dedicated to the humanitarian crisis on the southern border
08:28, 20 January 2019

Associated Press

The President of the U.S. Donald Trump appealed to the nation from the White House. His speech was dedicated to the situation on the border with Mexico, which the American leader estimates as “a humanitarian crisis and national security issue,” as Reuters reported.

Due to the Democratic party refusing to include $5,6 billion in the 2019 budget for the construction of the wall on the border, a 30-day shutdown is still taking place in the country.

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“In a speech from the White House, Trump offered three years of protections for young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers,” as well as for holders of temporary protected status (TPS), another class of immigrants,” the news agency says.

In his turn, Trump promised not to expel some categories of immigrants from the U.S., who face deportation. He also said he would allocate $800 million for support of the immigrants and $805 million for fighting drugs. He also promised to increase the number of the border guards on the southern border to 2750.

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As we reported on December 22, 2018, the U.S. government has partially suspended its work due to a fierce dispute over the demands of President Donald Trump that the Congress allocate five billion dollars to build a wall along the border with Mexico.   

The decision could not be reached even after the last 11-hour “breakthrough,” when high-level representatives of the Trump administration tried to convince the party leadership in Congress to find a sustainable compromise. 

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