Over the past few weeks, the fate of President Trump’s promised border wall has hung in the balance. Some people might even say that the odds of its success aren’t looking too great. However, there may still be some hope.
The Daily Caller Foundation recently discovered the president’s refusal to sign a bill passed by the Senate due to the lack of funding for the border wall.
An Overview of the Border Wall Battle
It’s fair to say that America’s views on the president’s proposed border wall have never been unanimous. While many conservatives and Republicans have praised the wall as a critical measure, liberals and Democrats have denounced it as wasteful and unnecessary.
Earlier this month, President Trump got into a back-and-forth with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Both Schumer and Pelosi urged the president to choose between a series of bills to keep the government open through December 21. However, none of the aforementioned bills granted the $5 billion dollars needed for the wall.
President Trump subsequently informed Schumer and Pelosi that he will not sign any piece of legislation which does not provide the proper funds. According to leaders in Washington, the president is standing by his convictions. Hours ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan stated that Trump will not sign any bill which lacks the capital for his border wall.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also released the following public statement to the press:
“President Trump just met with Republican Members of the House. Not surprisingly, they all feel strongly about Border Security — stopping the flow of drugs, stopping human trafficking, and stopping terrorism. We protect nations all over the world, but Democrats are unwilling to protect our nation. We urgently need funding for border security and that includes a wall.”
Controversy Surrounding the Border Wall
The majority of opposition against President Trump’s border wall has come from Democrats. Many conservatives and right-leaning Americans have speculated that Democrats have political motivations behind not wanting to stop illegal immigration.
The truth of the matter is that President Trump and his administration are fighting for the American people. Illegal immigration is a flagrant slap in the face to the hardworking individuals of this great country. The United States welcomes legal, merit-based immigration and border security. Building a wall along the Southern border is absolutely paramount to the success of border security.
If Democrats continue to fight the president on this matter, they will be on the wrong side of history.
Do you think President Trump will succeed in the fight to obtain funding for the border wall? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.