U.S. President Donald Trump has submitted federal funding plea to Congress to approve funding his planned border wall this fall.
President Trump has passed a budget call over to raise border security and immigration enforcement; the budget plea includes $2.6 billion for border security. However, the plea was met with prospects of not attaining it, provoking questions about whether his campaign pledge would do thoroughly.
On one hand, Democrats ran counter to border wall funding in the latest government debate, viewing it as a flop that would not turn over new leaf for economy and it is deliberately a “waste of time”. However, the budget call issue will rise up in September, Democrats are still likely to deem it a non-starter in negotiations.
“I have said repeatedly and consistently, I will not support an omnibus that includes funding for a wall; not going to do it,” said Rep. Joe Crowley, D-New York, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, at a recent press conference.
“Building a wall is not a solution,” Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-California, the vice chairwoman, agreed. “It’s wasteful. It’s expensive. It doesn’t do much for our economy. And it’s certainly not going to solve the immigration mess that we’re in.”
The funding issue has been already in progress as Congress passed the $1.1 trillion funding package and Trump has signed into law that constitutes funding $1.5 billion for border security; nonetheless, the law signed states that the fund can be used to retain current fencing and barriers, not to erect a concrete wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
Republicans, on the other hand, believes that the project is unlikely to find approval or be constructed.
Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, the chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Homeland Security said, “That’s going to be the debate in the next round of appropriations for next year.”