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Trump speech highlights: US Prez wants $5.7 bn for steel wall along border

Trump speech highlights: US Prez wants $5.7 bn for steel wall along border

To persuade Democrats to back his push for a steel barrier on the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump on Wednesday addressed the nation. In his speech, Trump said, "undocumented immigrants cost the $500 billion a year, but that leaves out the economic contributions that they make to the U.

S by paying taxes (including Medicare and Social Security taxes they'll never benefit from) and spending money in their communities." He said that the new NAFTA would pay for a border wall. Trump's border wall issue has forced a partial shutdown of the US federal government, ...

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 12:02 IST