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The president who has made plugging the porous southern border one of the top issues of his administration will visit the region this week, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Monday.

“President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon,” Sanders tweeted.

Fox News reported that Trump will visit McAllen, Texas.

Trump’s visit will come two days after he lays out his case to the nation that funding the border wall is vital to America.

“I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern,” Trump tweeted Monday.

The three major broadcast networks, as well as CNN, Fox News and Fox Business Network have confirmed they would carry Trump’s speech, according to The Washington Post.

Trump’s demand for funding the wall is one of the main issues that triggered a partial shutdown of the federal government that as of Tuesday will be in its 18th day.

Trump’s Oval Office address will follow meetings between Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and House Republicans, The Washington Post reported.

Although past talks between Trump and Democrats have not brought an end to the shutdown, Pence said Trump wants Democrats to return for more negotiations.

“Our position is very simply this: There is a humanitarian and national security crisis at the southern border,” Pence said at a briefing in his office on Monday, accoriding to a White House transcript.

The White House has “been negotiating to open the government and address that border crisis” as well as “taking steps to mitigate the effects of the shutdown,” Pence said.

Trump said Sunday he might use emergency powers to build the wall, saying he “may declare a national emergency dependent on what’s going to happen over the next few days.”

Pence said that emergency is real, Fox News reported.

“There has been a precipitous rise in illegal immigration at our southern border, particularly unaccompanied children and families,” Pence said. “Democrats don’t dispute the facts of the problem at the border. That is the foundation for finding agreement on solutions.”

Nielsen said there is no doubt that the border is the gateway for terrorists to enter America.

“We absolutely have had cases of terrorists crossing the southern border,” Nielsen said at the briefing in Pence’s office.

“The number itself is sensitive and difficult to share because some of the figures are classified, due to ongoing investigations. We can also say there are literally thousands of known or suspected terrorists traveling throughout the hemisphere, and if we don’t have a secure border, it makes it that much more difficult to tell who is coming in.”

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Mary Johnson

    January 9, 2019 at 1:22 am

    It is sad that just because President Trump and the American people want the border wall and just think before President Trump the Democrats were all for it just show what traitors the Democrats are.

    • Shelba J. Holmes

      January 9, 2019 at 1:25 am

      They truly are traitors to the American people. It is disgusting.

    • LORIN DAVIS

      January 9, 2019 at 2:17 am

      when the election was over, the people had sent a very plain message to those elected. BUILD THE WALL! the fact congress refuses to do what they were elected to do, proves beyond a reasonable doubt, they do not represent the american people but their own special interests. it is time each district in every state sit down and make a list of powers to take from congress such as if they do not make a budget on time and reduced 5% each year until the national debit is paid and they do not get paid if their is a shut down of government (which is a lie to begin with) as the government can not shut down since there would be no one to start it up again). the shut downs are designed to cut services to employees below these self made gods and are designed to make the public scream and yell to get the services the people want open and available to them. it is a scam that is designed to make the people yell get it started and screw the cost and to then make the people happy again they start up the parks etc. all the while they sit back and smile while they got away with screwing the citizens again. those in power do not suffer one bit. for years now congress has failed to make a budget on time or made any effort to cut costs like stopping support of any kind for illegals, support and foreign aid etc. time we the people tel congress to get off their asses and do the job we the people hired them to do or we will start taking their powers away, set their pay and benefits and set term limits to one term for any elected office and when they have served that, they can never serve again! time we the people by vote force them onto social security and leave the government workers on their civil service retirements and benefits. want a fast for social security? put congress on it and they will never run short of funds.

    • lotto fever

      January 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      In a little while there will be polls asking whether people believe Trump on the border ”crisis” or whether they believe the Democrats. I’ll bet that this site does not pass on the results.

      • Ed

        January 13, 2019 at 11:12 pm

        MSM will continue to pass on its ‘results’ …why even bother?

  2. Craig Collier

    January 9, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Pass Senator Ted Cruz bill that seizes the 14 billion dollars from that drug smuggler to fund the wall.

    • Joseph A Midona

      January 9, 2019 at 2:24 am

      VERY, VERY, VERY GOOD IDEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was my 2nd choice for President !!!!!!!!!!

    • Linda

      January 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      I wonder why Trump don’t use it lot of red tape

  3. L

    January 9, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Making use of the frozen assets of el Chapo could provide immediate and appropriate relief of the border crisis. Since we have many citizens eager to contribute to the GoFundMe wall account, I wonder if creating a designated strain of savings bonds wouldn’t also be a good source for funding the wall, maintenance and ongoing security enhancement. We lend to the government, they pay interest?

    • Connie

      January 9, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      And if we use El Chapo’s seized assets, Mexico really will be paying for it. Of course lots of US dollars went into El Chapo’s business dealings…drug sales.

    • Tom Stark

      January 10, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      That still amounts to taxpayers funding the wall. Not a bad thing either given we spend over 100 billion on illegals getting benefits and costing the economy, etc. Just saying that the Cruz bill cures that nearly completely and it does nothing for or against the budget issues involved. But then, Democrats care less that nil about spending. This is all about keeping Trump from fulfilling a campaign promise that will likely ensure his re-election in 2020.

  4. Barbara Charis

    January 9, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Many are aware how serious the wall situation is that the Democrats are contesting Democrats could care less about Americans…they put their own shallow egos first. They were for the wall and even had appropriated the money, but because President Trump wants it….they don’t. . The educational level of some..makes one question how they got into a political office. They should do background checks on people who are running for political offices? They should also be given an I.Q. Test to determine, if they have the ability to think. When some of these current Democrats open their mouths, it is shocking what comes out…and they are suppose to be able to represent their constitutents. I wonder…are all their constituents as stupid as they are?

    • Dean Perry

      January 9, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      “The educational level of some..makes one question how they got into a political office.”

      Trump thought if he was president he could perform marriages…

      • Corey Falworth

        January 9, 2019 at 7:26 pm

        and Osama Bin Lyin thought there were more than 50 states, remember???

  5. Fed Up

    January 10, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Dude – seriously, shut down the federal government – all of it (except the cops, etc.). NOBODY gets paid – yes, especially the congress! I think it’s time the citizens take a stand to these idiotic leftists. We need to stop any and all public officials from taking ANY money from any lobby group or anyone or any entity that wants their vote on something. That’s called bribery – it’s illegal for me, why not for them? Let’s take away their money – might shut them up quickly!

  6. vp

    January 10, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Hate & socialism is going to burn down the Dimwit’s party

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