"We have a National Emergency at our Southern Border", Trump said via Twitter. "The Dem[ocrat]s refuse to do what they know is necessary — amend our immigration laws. Would immediately solve the problem!"
We have a National Emergency at our Southern Border. The Dems refuse to do what they know is necessary — amend our immigration laws. Would immediately solve the problem! Mexico, with the strongest immigration laws in the World, refuses to help with illegal immigration & drugs!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 28 марта 2019 г.
Earlier this month, the US Customs and Border Protection said that more than 76,000 illegals crossed into the United States without authorization in February, which is biggest figure within last 11 years.
Meanwhile, Mexico is going to receive another 20,000-strong caravan of migrants heading to the United States from Honduras in the coming weeks, according to Mexican Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero.
In connection with the possible arrival of an unprecedentedly large migrant caravan, the Mexican authorities intend to sharply tighten control on their southern border with Guatemala and Belize. Employees of the migration service, federal police and civil defense forces will be involved in these actions.
Trump declared a national emergency last month to free up to $8 billion in federal funding to build a wall on the US southern border. The president has said the wall is needed to prevent criminals and drugs from pouring into the United States. Earlier in March, the Defense Department said it identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that could be used to fulfill Trump's call to construct border wall.