We need great people coming into our Country!” Trump said on Twitter adressing an important subject of his presidency. The Republican president has threatened a shutdown several times since taking office in 2017. Trump has asked for $25 billion to build the wall along the southern U.S. border. Congress must agree on a spending measure to fund the government by a Sept. 30 deadline. The Republican president has made tougher immigration laws a centerpiece of his administration.
Prototypes of wall, exposed at San Diego
He has also repeatedly demanded an end to the visa lottery programme, which allocates 50,000 green cards to applicants at random, and to move away from a system that prioritises visas for people with relatives in the US. Last month, a Republican immigration bill failed to make it through Congress. Trump originally proposed a wall across the entire US-Mexico border, that means1,989 miles (3,300km), from California in the west to Texas in the east. He has since revised this plan to 1,000 miles of wall, with the rest of the border protected by its natural obstacles including uninhabitable deserts and mountainous areas.