We now have the exact figure that is being requested by President Trump to build the wall. The Department of Homeland Security has requested $18 billion dollars to build new parts of the southern border wall and to repair and upgrade other parts.
This has always been a contentious issue among voters and politicians, but now we have moved into the final stages. Either people will put up or shut up now that the funding request is on the table. The fact is that if it is refused, someone in authority will have to go on record and give an answer that satisfies 60 million Americans.
The Clintons both campaigned on building a border wall to prevent not just illegal immigration but the associated human trafficking that comes with it. Now the left has to either argue with their own or give in.
Dem Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin said:
“President Trump has said he may need a good government shutdown to get his wall. With this demand, he seems to be heading in that direction,” but will the left be willing to go to a government shutdown that not only makes them look petulant, but could also endanger any deal for DACA recipients.
Right now, they are beginning to realize that the president knows how to play hardball when it comes to making deals. He has sat back and worked slowly but surely to this point where they can either abandon the hopes of 700,000 “Dreamers” and with it, their own reputation, or they can give in and prove once and for all that Trump has their measure all too well.