The US is building a wall on the border with Mexico since 1993. The purpose of the barrier – preventing illegal migration and drug trafficking. The total length of the barrier – more than 1000 km.
The current President of the United States Donald trump said that he would bring the construction to the end that all expenses of the American budget for the construction of the barrier on the border with Mexico will be reimbursed later. In Mexico claimed that they would not pay for the wall.
Because of disagreements in Congress over appropriations for the construction of the wall in December and January happened the longest shutdown in US history – 35 days.