Trump: 'Southern Border is under siege'

President Trump on Friday continued to push for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, citing border security.

“Our Southern Border is under siege. Congress must act now to change our weak and ineffective immigration laws. Must build a Wall. Mexico, which has a massive crime problem, is doing little to help!” the president wrote on Twitter.

Trump’s Friday tweet was only one of many he has posted about the wall in recent past.

“Tremendous pressure is building, like never before, for the Border Wall and an end to crime cradling Sanctuary Cities. Started the Wall in San Diego, where the people were pushing really hard to get it. They will soon be protected!” Trump tweeted on April 13.

Trump, who reportedly requested $18 billion in wall funding, has faced much criticism from his supporters for accepting a budget that included only $1.6 billion for the effort, notes Politico.

Ronald Vitello, the acting deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told reporters in March that the money would be used for wall replacements and the construction of new sections.