President Visits Arizona Wall Section and Promises to “Resolve the Issue” with a Program Protecting Some Immigrants from Deportation
UMA – U.S. President Donald Trump visited a section of the wall on the Mexican border in Arizona, where he said the newly-built barrier helps curb illegal immigration and coronavirus.
Arizona is one of the largest outbreaks of COVID-19 in the United States. Before Trump’s visit, the State Department of Health announced 3,600 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.
“Our border has never been so secure,” Trump said. “This is the most powerful and carefully executed border wall in the world.”
“Using emergency powers in the field of healthcare, we prevented the catastrophe with coronavirus on the southern border, stopped the smuggling of people, and quickly return the border violators,” the president said. “Without these public health measures, the southern border would become the global epicenter of the spread of the virus.”
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and Acting Head of US Customs and Border Guard Mark Morgan joined Trump on Tuesday to inspect a new section of the wall in San Luis in Yuma County.
The US government reported that since January 2017, construction work has been carried out on 338 kilometers of the border.
“In many places, the new wall is twice as high as before. Many miles of the wall were built where there was nothing but barriers for cars that few would call a fence, ”David Bier, an immigration policy expert at the Center for Global Freedom and Prosperity at Cato Institute, told Voice of America.
“But, despite the improvements, new barriers are already breaking through and moving through them, so that immigrants still bypass them,” he added.
In Yuma, Trump held a roundtable with government officials and community leaders on border security.
At the border, the president was asked about the Deferred Action Program for Children Arriving in the United States (DACA), which protects about 700,000 people brought to the United States as children from deportation and gives them the right to work. Last week, the Supreme Court prevented Trump from closing her.
“We will solve the issue with the DACA,” Trump said.
The White House says the president plans to file new documents with the court to close the program.
“I think good things are happening with DACA. They will re-submit the documents and it will work. Democrats played with DACA for years but did nothing. And I will do everything. ”
When Trump was asked what he would like to say to the program participants, he replied: “Don’t hang your nose!”