The Trump administration on Tuesday announced plans to construct a fence along the southern border with Mexico, including one along the U.S.-Mexico border, as part of an effort to keep illegal immigrants out of the U and avoid the crisis that has gripped parts of the country.
A White House official said the $1.6 billion barrier would be built along the 3,000-mile border.
The official said Trump has been briefed on the project and will make a decision in coming weeks.
The official also said the fence will be visible to Mexican border agents.
The U.N. refugee agency has said it has no plans to move the 2,000 refugees currently in the United States from Mexico.
The agency has been trying to help some of the refugees find homes in the U but has struggled to find places for them.
A Border Patrol agent stands on a fence near the southern entrance to the U., on the border between Mexico and the United Kingdom, in Brownsville, Texas, June 10, 2021.
A border wall along the United State-Mexico border is not expected to be built.
REUTERS/Joe Raedle/File PhotoA Border patrol agent stands in Brownsburg, Texas July 18, 2021, as he checks the border for illegal immigrants.
In 2018, President Donald Trump vowed to build a wall along his proposed border with the United Stations with Mexico and Mexico, which are at the heart of his plan to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the United America.
“I want to be sure that we don’t have any more illegal crossings in the state of Texas,” Trump said at a news conference.
“We want to get rid of the drug cartels, we want to bring back jobs, and we want the illegal crossings to stop.”
A U.P. official said it is not clear if the U,S.
and Mexico would pay for the wall, or if Mexico would agree to pay for it.
The United States is currently the world’s third-largest buyer of Mexico’s crude oil.
The president has said Mexico must pay for a wall, and it has said the U will not.
The U.A.E., a powerful trade union that represents hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers, also opposes the wall.
Trump has said he would pay a $15 billion cost to build the wall if Mexico refused to pay.
Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray on Tuesday criticized Trump’s proposal to build such a barrier.
“The wall is not a good idea,” he said, saying it would cause more damage to the Mexican economy.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has said Trump’s wall would be an obstacle to his country’s ability to open up its economy.
Pena, a Democrat, said Mexico will seek alternatives to the wall and to building the U-turn border wall, which Trump has repeatedly threatened to build.
Pena said he will meet with Trump next week and will present a proposal to discuss the wall’s cost and its construction.