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President Donald Trump renewed his call for a border wall and threatened a further shutdown of the government or an emergency measure if he did not expect "fair trade." (January 25th)
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President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Friday to announce the end of the government's overthrow.

In this announcement, Trump repeated several reasons that he believes the country needs a border wall and improved border security.

"After 36 days of heated debates and dialogues, I have seen enough Democrats and Republicans and heard that they are ready to put aside the partisanship," said Trump in his speech.

Here's a look at five things Trump has said and the context needed to understand the issues he's addressing.

Trump suggested that federal state workers support the shutdown.

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Statement : "I want to thank everyone They are fantastic people, incredible patriots, and many of you have They suffered much more than anyone else, but their families would know or understand it, and not only did they not complain, but in many cases you encouraged me to keep going because you care so much about our country and its border security.

Facts : The American Association of Government Employees sued the Trump administration shortly after the start of the deadlock. Hundreds of thousands of workers were laid off during standstill or are unemployed at work.

"Our members are risking their lives to protect our country," said National Union President J. David Cox Sr. "The requirement that they work without pay is nothing less than inhumane."

Throughout the shutdown, federal employees went into social media to criticize Congress and Trump for stagnation and to ask for an agreement. [13959005] On Friday, FBI Director Christopher Wray told his agent that the five-week government shutdown was "unbelievable" and "unfair" after Adm. Karl Schultz, Commander of the Coast Guard, had published a video entitled "Shut Down" "unacceptable" to force workers to rely on food kitchens and donations.

Trump reiterated the idea that walls work

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A video released by Customs and Border Patrol shows a group of migrants climbing the border fence near Yuma with the help of smugglers using a ladder.
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Explanation: "They work no matter where they go, they work Israel made a wall, 99.9 percent successful. # 39; For us it is no different, they keep criminals away, they save good people from a very dangerous journey from other countries, thousands of miles, because they believe they have a glimmer of hope, that they come through, I have that hope "They keep drugs out, and they dramatically increase efficiency by allowing much larger areas to be patrolled with far fewer people – it's just common sense. Walls work."

Facts: Several cases of migrants, which went over existing wall constructions or under the border, came to light during the standstill, which was all about the construction of a wall.

The most recent incident occurred this week, when a group of predominantly Guatemalan asylum seekers broke through the US-Mexico border south of Yuma, Arizona, on Monday night by scaling the border fence with a ladder.

The Customs and Border Guard released on Wednesday surveillance cameras of the incident on Wednesday, involving 118 migrants. Around 86 percent of them were families traveling together, the agency said.

The video was released about a week after the largest single group of migrant families and minors ever arrested in the Yuma area was tunneled under a border fence and voluntarily acclimated to US Border Patrol Agents.

A group of 376 migrants, consisting mostly of Guatemalan families and asylum-seeking children, broke through the US-Mexico border just before noon, about 4 ½ miles east of the commercial port of San Luis, Ariz

This large group of tunnels a few weeks under the border before Mexican law enforcement agencies released a video showing a newly discovered tunnel found on the border near Nogales, Ariz. It was the third tunnel found in the past

Trump spoke about women bound with their mouths closed

Statement : "Traffickers who are victims of women and women Children, perhaps less, believe it or not, children, women are handcuffed, handcuffed, bandaged around their faces and around their mouths, and in many cases they can not even breathe. "

Facts : During his speech, Trump recounted a tortuous story about women being taped and gagged while being driven across unused sections of the border When asked about his story, the Department of Homeland Security refused to give examples and questioned whether such Situations occurred in real life.

Behind the President's Assertion are Some Elements of Truth According to a survey conducted by "Doctors Without Borders," two-thirds of Central American migrants reported being victims of violence on their journey, and nearly one-third of migrant women reported being sexually abused Traveling as a smuggler demands more money from their families or friends.

Sometimes migrants are smuggled into the country through ports of entry behind the Tracto r trailer, but recent cases do not show that one of the migrants was tied and gagged. Instead, the trucks are often lined with sleeping mats, water and ventilation pipes.

There is no evidence, however, that women in vehicles with air-raid straps were smuggled across the border.

Trump suggested that a wall would help control the amount of drugs crossing the border.

Claim: " Large amounts of deadly drugs, including meth, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, are being smuggled across our southern border and into the southern border of US schools and communities."

Facts : The majority of marijuana marijuana trapped by US officials along the Southwest border is trapped between the ports of entry. According to Customs and Border Protection, the vast majority of hard drugs, such as methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, which are more potent and deadly, are trapped in the ports of entry.

Former CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske told the US These figures reflect successful smuggling today, as cartels have a better chance of passing through bustling entry ports than border crossings patrolled by Border Patrol agents.

"It is very clear that (drugs) are coming through the ports," said Kerlikowske.

Trump spoke about the "health crisis" at the border

Claim: "The sheer volume of illegal immigration has overwhelmed and stretched the federal authorities Immigration system beyond the break line: Every day nearly 50 migrants are referred for medical care, they are very, very ill and a health crisis. It is a very big health crisis I do not know how tall she is when you're not there.

Facts : Since the government's demise on December 22, part of the government's closure began, and the agents, according to Customs, spent nearly 19,300 hours on hospital visits and border patrol.

Since Dec. 22 Border Patrol brought 2,224 migrants to local hospitals on the US-Mexico border, which was about 5.3 percent of all fears during that period.

Customs and Border Patrol said in its statement that hospital stays are the resources of the border patrol "Their ability to handle or respond to large groups severely restricts other border management duties. "

" This leads to a longer retention period, a delay in the coordination of the transfer of funds and a prevention of the response to other illegal cross-border traffic, "they added.

However, lawyer groups have said the increase in hospital admissions has increased more with the increasing Pressure on the border patrol after the Guatemalan children died at the border last month.

Following their death, US Department of Homeland Security officials ordered secondary medical examinations for children in custody of the government.

Louie Villalobos and Alan Gomez of USA TODAY, Josh Susong, Daniel Gonzalez, Dan Nowicki, Michael Squires and Dennis Wagner of the Republic of Arizona

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