President Trump makes case for stronger security at U.S./Mexico border

Posted: 1:56 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-18 16:52:00-05

MCALLEN, Texas — President Donald Trump arrived at a Texas border town to make the case for his long-promised border wall after negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands.

Trump traveled to McAllen, Texas Thursday on the 20th day of a partial government shutdown.

He is seeking to use the trip to bolster his argument that a wall is needed on security and humanitarian grounds.

Trump is to visit a border patrol station and receive a briefing on border security.

The President and congressional Democrats remain at an impasse over his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall along the southern border.

Critics say Trump overstates the security risks and that the administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian situation.