No wall on White House talking points on State of the Union

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And in El Paso, Texas, Trump appeared to anger much of the city after he said it was one of the most unsafe in the country - before a border wall was built in 2008. The president often cites El Paso in arguing his case for building a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border to deter illegal immigration and crime.

The Monday rally will come four days before a February 15 deadline for congressional bargainers to come up with a compromise to fund large portions of the federal government to avoid another partial government shutdown. "I think it is not what I need or what the speaker needs or even the President need, it is what we need to secure our borders". Snopes reports that in the 30 years ending in 2015, El Paso's violent crime rate consistently fell "well below" rates in similar-sized cities, according to the FBI's Uniformed Crime Reporting data.

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) on Thursday sent Trump a letter demanding an apology for politically motivated "distortions." .

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"So Donald Trump says that El Paso has become a safe city after the wall", Perry told Williams.

"Simply put", he added, "walls work, and walls save lives".

A statement from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed the migrants' arrival but did not indicate when they made it to the border. But Shelby said Trump during their meeting "urged me to get to yes" on an agreement.

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A fact check by the El Paso Times found that the crime rate was decreasing in the city before the border fence, as crime rates fell nationwide from the high levels of the 1990s. The facts are clear: "While it is true that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been considered one of the nation's most risky cities, and El Paso was a safe city long before a wall was built.' He finishes by saying, 'President Trump continues to give a false narrative about what a great city that truly represents what this great nation is all about'". "While it is true that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been. considered one of our nation's most unsafe cities", he said in a statement to NBC News.

But Trump has continued to insist on a wall, although it was unclear what his definition of that was. "El Pasoans should be offended by the way the president used our community to advance his racist and xenophobic agenda".

In 2005, the city had a murder rate of 2.5 for every 100,000 residents, compared with a national rate of 5.6. Since the spending was the main argument between parties during the shutdown, the Republicans and the Democrats must now work together in a bipartisan conference committee comprised of 17 lawmakers from both the Senate and House of Representatives to negotiate an end result that both the Republicans and Democrats will be happy with, which will prevent the government from shutting down for a second time. "We're talking about substance", Shelby said.

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