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The administration of U.S. President Donald trump started preliminary work for the announcement of state of emergency to Finance the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. About it reports The Washington Post.
According to the newspaper’s sources, the White house eyeing the unused funds in the budget of the Engineering troops of the U.S. Army. As stated, trump has demanded from the command to determine how quickly can be signed contracts and whether the construction to begin within 45 days.
It is noted that the disposal of the Engineering troops of 13.9 billion dollars, which were allocated in 2018 in the framework of the bill of costs in the event of natural disasters, but has not been spent. Money, in particular, was intended for flood control in areas affected by natural disasters.
Earlier in January, trump made an appeal to the nation. He pointed out that the situation of migrants on the southern border is a humanitarian crisis and the crisis in security. The President did not declare a state of emergency, which would allow him to bypass Congress to allocate money for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.
The absence of an agreement between trump and legislators on funding for security at the border has led to ongoing from 22 December 2018 the shutdown — due to the lack of an approved budget, a number of Federal agencies in the United States does not work or works with limitations. The President requires that the budget included $ 5.6 billion for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, it resisted the Democrat party.
In December, the U.S. leader said that the United States will completely close the southern border, if not funds will be allocated for the construction of the wall against migrants. According to him, the financing of the project prevented the Democrats obstructionists.
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