President Trump doubled-down on his demands for a complete border wall Thursday, saying there can be “no deal” on immigration reform that doesn’t fully fund his signature campaign promise.
The President was speaking with Fox News when he vowed to make good on his pledge to GOP voters, saying “unless it includes a wall, and I mean a real wall” he refuses to sign any legislation that crosses his desk.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 24, 2018
“Unless it includes a wall, and I mean a wall, a real wall, and unless it includes very strong border security, there will be no approvals from me,” said Trump.
“I can tell you there is a mood right now for very strong border security,” he added.
“We’re doing a lot of work on security, generally speaking, security and border — border security. [Border crossings are] down over 40 percent,” Trump said. “So people come across, but we’re going to get the rest. I think there’s a lot of pressure on the Democrats to get it approved, frankly, and also to change the immigration laws to toughen them up a lot.”
Watch the President’s pledge above.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Federal Judge SIDES WITH TRUMP on Border Wall Construction
President Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico got one step closer to construction this week, with a federal judge ruling against environmental activists and the state of California who challenged the physical barrier; claiming the “wall” would severely harm the region’s ecosystem.
US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled in favor of the Trump administration; swiping down a case that claimed a “border wall” would seriously violate existing environmental protection laws.
The President hailed the court’s decision on social media Wednesday morning, writing “I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved. Big victory yesterday with ruling from the courts that allows us to proceed. OUR COUNTRY MUST HAVE BORDER SECURITY!”
I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved. Big victory yesterday with ruling from the courts that allows us to proceed. OUR COUNTRY MUST HAVE BORDER SECURITY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra slammed the court’s ruling, accusing the Trump administration of committing “federal overreach.”
“A medieval wall along the U.S.-Mexico border simply does not belong in the 21st century,” Becerra said.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: GOP Rep. Proposes 'BORDER WALL' Between California and Arizona
A Republican congresswoman from Arizona proposed the construction of a “border wall” between her state and California; citing the ongoing chaos caused by the Golden State’s ‘sanctuary city’ policies and soaring crime rates.
Rep. Martha McSally made her surprising remarks while speaking at a round-table discussion at the White House Tuesday, saying Arizona residents need to protect themselves from California’s “dangerous policies.”
“As we look in Arizona, we often look into the dangers of the southern border,” said the congresswoman. “But if these dangerous policies continue out of California, we might need to build a wall between California and Arizona as well to keep these dangerous criminals out of our state.”
“[They can’t] provide sanctuary for these criminals and think that it’s only impacting California dangerously,” she added.
The state’s outrageous ‘sanctuary city’ policies were thrust into the national headlines again this week, when a small southern California town voted to officially reject the “unconstitutional” guidelines that prohibit law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration agents.
h/t The Hill