President Donald Trump is planning a visit to the border wall in San Diego after his State of the Union Address on January 30. The Axios made the report citing sources.
The building of the border wall is, of course, one of the leading and most prominent, albeit controversial, campaign promises of Trump. He remains committed to it, even as there appears to be an effort on his part to shift the focus on border enforcement in order to get a deal with the Democrats. But make no mistake about it, sources insist the President is determined to see actual, physical wall built.
Axios also reported that Trump aides say the President has been unequivocal for months as he consistently declares: “Wall or no deal.”
Trump’s visit to the concrete-and-steel prototypes in San Diego was reportedly postponed due to his visit to Atlanta for the college football championships.
The President offered last week his most detailed request so far of his plans for the proposed border wall.
A Wall Street Journal Report also said that Trump is asking Congress for almost $18 billion to fund his border wall expansion project. The document specified the construction of more than 700 miles of new barriers along the border.
Axios also quoted a source as saying: “The wall is bigger than a policy proposal- it’s a symbol.”
The Trump administration is also targeting a $33 billion in total to heighten the security along the southern border, with the remaining $15 billion going to fund “critical physical border security requirements “such as technology, personnel, and roads.
Trump also announced last year that he was ending the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gave protection to young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally. He has decided to give Congress time for a legislative fix.