Their view: The state of the union’s border: solvable


"We don't have a problem crossing to the other side, Nicaraguans are very well received in the United States, a lot of people have gone over and have gotten asylum", said the engineer.

Democratic members of Congress, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., center, pose for a photo before President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

Pelosi told reporters that she believes the House and Senate negotiators could reach a deal by the end of this week if "left to their own devices".

The lawmakers are up against a February 15 deadline for ending an impasse over Trump's demand for $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border that he says is needed to deal with a crisis of illegal drugs and undocumented immigrants.

Let's face it, this week's State of the Union address was so chalk full of lies, exaggerations and misrepresentations that bestowing the title of Alternative Fact of the Week is a fool's errand.

But Trump met earlier Thursday with Sen.

El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, a Republican, blasted Mr. Trump's characterization of the city, though he credited the border fence with reducing crime.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that 3,750 additional military troops would be sent to the U.S. -Mexico border to support border agents and thwart what he described as "the tremendous onslaught" of U.S. -bound migrants. "We're talking about substance", Shelby said.

"As the president continues his fight to secure our border, there's no better place to demonstrate that walls work than in El Paso", said Michael Glassner, CEO of the Trump campaign.

Last year, a bipartisan Senate panel approved $1.6 billion for 65 miles of pedestrian fencing in Texas - in line with Trump's official request.

Valdez updated people on the page on Friday saying, "Baby Trump is in transit on his way to EL Paso!"

Trump's demand for wall funding was at the center of the recent 35-day partial government shutdown. By the time President Trump got around to making stuff up about El Paso, he was already headed toward double-digit prevarications. "White it is true that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been ".considered one of our Nation's most unsafe cities".

"El Paso has been safe since the 1990s, has always been among the safest cities in America - a wall did not make any difference".

The violent crime rate in El Paso peaked in 1993 (similar to many other US cities), according to local and federal statistics analyzed by the El Paso Times.

Take, for example, his claims about human trafficking and border walls.