Democrats have long said that a border wall would be ineffective and instead have fought for other means for improving security on the southern border.
It was a more measured tone from Trump, who had previously been dismissive of the congressional negotiations and has threated to declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and fund his long-promised border wall.
Pelosi told reporters that she believes the House and Senate negotiators could reach a deal by the end of this week if "left to their own devices".
President Donald Trump's re-election team says he'll hold his first campaign rally of the year next week in Texas. "Now, immediately upon its building, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of the safest cities in our country".
But Trump met earlier Thursday with Sen.
"The fact of the matter is that El Paso and most of the cities on the U.S. -Mexico border boast among the safest crime statistics in the entire country", Barela told the Post. Especially: the crucial controversy that just shut down government once and is still hovering, unresolved, above the heads of the president, Congress, government and all Americans.
Trump said in his State of the Union address that El Paso's border walls helped it become one of the nation's safest cities.
There's a February 15 deadline to enact the measure or a stopgap spending bill to avert another partial government shutdown, which neither side wants to reprise.
"We can probably get there on some sort of enhanced barriers with local input", another negotiator, Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, said. "The plan includes a lot of stuff that I think would enjoy wide bipartisan support, but there's an auditory shutdown when people say two words: the wall".
"The fact that he's coming out, I'm very pleased", Margo said, "and I hope to have some time to visit with him and show him how our border functions". And an indignant Wiles responded that in fact, the West Texas city has always been known for its lower crime rates.
The rally is scheduled to be held at the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday at 7:00 p.m. By 2010 after the wall was built, El Paso's murder rate had dropped to 0.9 for every 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 4.8.
We mention Baltimore's crime in relation to Mr. Trump's claims about El Paso not because there's some perverse competition for which city is more unsafe but because it is the misplaced focus of the president that is itself risky.
Blaming illegal immigrants for ills ranging from overcrowded U.S. hospitals to working-class job losses, Trump renewed his call for funding for a border wall, and dug deep into divisions in U.S. -Mexico border communities.