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Trump to ask Congress $8,6 billion for wall on border with Mexico

The budget is to be approved until October 1 - the beginning of 2020 financial year
12:39, 11 March 2019

Reuters

The U.S. President Donald Trump intends to appeal to the Congress asking to allocate additional $8,6 billion in 2020 for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico, which is 1,5 times more than he asked this year, as Reuters reported.

“It is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years, and 6 percent more than Trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers this year,” the news agency reads.

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Democrats stand against the construction of the wall. They consider this unnecessary and immoral. As they control the House of Representatives, it is unlikely that Congress would satisfy the President’s request.

The construction of the wall was one of Trump’s elections promises in 2016.

“Finish the wall” is already a feature of his re-election campaign, a rallying cry plastered across banners and signs at his campaign rallies. The budget request could help Trump frame his argument on border security as the 2020 presidential race begins to take shape, with the president seeking re-election,” the message reads.

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