Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
In a speech tonight, from the Oval Office at the White House, US President Donald Trump pressured Democrats to approve funding for construction of border wall.
Speaking on national television, Trump said that there is a crisis in the southern border and that a wall is the only solution.
After 18 day partial government shutdown US, negotiations between the president and the new Democratic leadership have not advanced.
Trump insisted that the government remains closed, because Democrats do not want to fund border security. "The only solution is that Democrats approve a spending bill to defend our borders and reopen the government. The situation could be resolved at a meeting of 45 minutes ", he claimed.
Trump said in his speech that all Americans suffer from uncontrolled illegal immigration.
He also acknowledged the violence faced by immigrants in transit to the United States. "One in three women are sexually assaulted in the dangerous journey through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims of our broken system. This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border ", argument.
It is speculated that in his speech, President declared a national emergency as a measure to finance the wall. But nevertheless, this did not happen.
As a defense funding, He said the new trade agreement with Mexico would pay for the wall.
Trump announced that Wednesday will resume talks with the Democratic leadership.
Democrats respond to speech Trump
Senator Chuck Schumer spoke immediately after the speech of US President. "Separate government shutdown arguments over border security", answered.
He explained that there is a bipartisan legislation, supported by Democrats and Republicans, to reopen the government and allow it to continue the debate on border security. "There is no excuse to hurt millions of Americans by a political difference", He said.
Schumer was accompanied by the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. "I do not govern by a tantrum", Schumer said.
While Nancy Pelosi added: "President Trump should stop keeping hostage the American people, You should stop making a crisis and must reopen the government ".