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Trump Says Wall Could Save US Money Amid Reports of Migrants Breaking Through

© REUTERS / Adrees LatifSan Ysidro Port of Entry
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The US president has been struggling to secure financing for his megaproject, which Trump believes could solve the problem of illegal immigration to the US. Trump earlier threatened to close the entire US-Mexico border if funding for the wall isn’t secured.

President Donald Trump has urged US citizens to convince the Democrats to support financing the wall along the US-Mexico border by explaining its financial benefits. According to Trump, the US loses some $250 billion a year due to illegal immigration, while the wall is estimated to cost only $25 billion. He also reminded US lawmakers about the drug flow across the border with Mexico.

Trump summed up his message by calculating that the wall would pay for itself in just two months. His criticism against US Congress Democrats', whose votes Trump needs, unwillingness to fund the wall comes amid reports of migrants breaking through the US-Mexico border.

Migrants reportedly attempting to storm U.S.-Mexico border - Sputnik International
More Conflicts With Migrants and Shutdown are Expected Over US Southern Border

According to Reuters, around 25 migrants from the caravan currently in Tijuana, Mexico, climbed over a 3m high fence on Monday night, 3 December and came down on US soil. Reuters' report suggested that the migrants used blankets and ropes in order to scale the fence.

Still, the US Border Patrol reportedly caught most of the perpetrators, although some of them may have escaped.

The reported breach of the border took place weeks after several hundred migrants attempted to storm the US border, attacking Border Patrol agents with stones on their way to it, but were repelled by tear gas used by the latter. US President Trump strongly condemned the migrants' violence, calling the caravan coming from Central America through Mexico an "invasion." The incident further fuelled Trump's calls for the US Congress to provide financing for the wall.

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