Day 21: Trump To Host Roundtable On Border Security Today

President Donald Trump speaks as he tours the U.S. border with Mexico at the Rio Grande on the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, Texas, as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens at right. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Today is daya 21 of the partial government shutdown and President Trump will host a round-table discussion on border security at the White House today.
Attendees will include selected state and local officials.
At a similar event in Texas yesterday, Trump said there is a “tremendous flood” of illegal immigration, drug trafficking and human trafficking at the U.S.-Mexican border.
He also warned about the influx of criminal gangs.
CNN’s Jim Acosta brilliantly made President Trump’s point on how effective a simple wall can be in stopping illegal immigration and drugs at the border.

Trump is still considering whether to declare a national emergency at the border.
An emergency declaration could allow Trump to divert money from the Defense Department for a massive border wall.
Trump’s demand for border wall funding is at the heart of the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.