Trump demands funding to end border 'crisis'

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Trump demands funding to end border 'crisis'

The US President Donald Trump has said that a wall along the US border with Mexico is a critical part of border security and is needed to break a cycle of illegal immigration from Latin America.

In his eight minutes televised address to the nation from Oval Office Wednesday, he demanded funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall to halt a growing humanitarian and security crisis.

However, President Trump did not declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build the barrier.