In the most unlikely of a place, Donald Trump found “inspiration” for the border wall in Shanksville, #Pennsylvania…at the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Trump spoke at the memorial last week for the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and said he was impressed by the walls that comprise the Memorial, which honors the 44 passengers and crew members who died during the al-Qaida terrorist hijacking of #Flight93. In an interview with Hill TV, Trump stated, “They built this gorgeous wall where the plane went down in Pennsylvania, Shanksville. And I was there. I made the speech. And it’s sort of beautiful, what they did is incredible. They have a series of walls, I’m saying, it’s like perfect. So, so, we are pushing very hard.”
In regards to the wall construction, Trump claims they have already begun building the border wall and have “started an 80 mike stretch”. According to the Chicago Tribune, the $1.6 billion Congress approves earlier this year is only for replacing the existing borderline fencing and to add fencing in new areas.
Unfortunately, the issues with immigration don’t seem to be getting any better any time soon, as Trump also announced during the interview that changes are coming again very soon. He stated, “I’ll be doing things over the next two weeks having to do with immigration, which I think you’ll be very impressed at.”
Get this! According to government documents obtained by MSNBC, 2,654 children have been separated from their parents under Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy, 211 remain in government custody without their parents and 6 of them are under the age of five. Additionally, the New York Times reports about 12,800 migrant children are currently being detained at federally contracted shelters, which is a huge increase from the 2,400 children that were in government custody in May 2017. The Times reports, “The huge increases, which have placed the federal shelter system near capacity, are due not to an influx of children entering the country, but a reduction in the number being released to live with families and other sponsors, the data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services suggests.”