In a new spin on what has become a consistent ploy, the US president will again seek to gain congressional approval for his 2016 campaign promise: the construction of an impassable wall to separate the border between the United States and Mexico, according to multiple reports.
Trump's Monday demand will reportedly include cash to hire another 2,800 US law enforcement personnel and an additional 100 ‘immigration judge' groups, according to The Hill.
The US Congress must rule on a final version of the fiscal 2020 bill by October 1st, or face a new government shut down. Trump in December 2018 triggered the longest government shutdown in the nation's history over his demand for more than $5 billion for border security including building border wall, according to multiple reports.
The House voted February 26 to terminate Trump's declaration of a national emergency and the US Senate is expected to follow suit this week. A ‘no' vote from the Senate will set up a potential veto by the president. Neither the Senate or the House would likely be able to override that veto, should it occur, according to Reuters.