Even before Donald Trump was elected president he has been very adamant about reforming the American immigration system.
From state to state, all over the country, candidate Trump sold us the idea for the need of a border wall between the United States and our neighbor to the south, Mexico. The wall would be put in place to prevent scoundrels on the other side from easily crossing over into America. Especially those associated with the black market, drug dealers and human traffickers.
But as we have seen these past couple years its much easier said than done, and President Trump has learned this the hard way. Democrats have opposed the wall from day one, forcing the President to come up with some slick and complex maneuvers in order to get the wall built.
According to the Washington Post:
President Donald Trump will transfer another $7.2 billion from Pentagon accounts in 2020 to build the promised border wall.
The paper reported January 13 that the president would use his national emergency powers to:
“divert an additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for border wall construction this year, five times what Congress authorized him to spend on the project in the 2020 budget, according to internal planning figures obtained by The Washington Post.
“The Pentagon funds would be extracted, for the second year in a row, from military construction projects and counternarcotics funding. According to the plans, the funding would give the government enough money to complete [a total of] approximately 885 miles of new fencing by spring 2022, far more than the 509 miles the administration has slated for the U.S. border with Mexico.”
This is indeed a major step in the right direction but there is no doubt that every move President Trump makes will be challenged by the Democrats, whether it be in court or through the legislature.