President Donald Trump at the start of his speech to the United States Congress. Chris Wick - CTN News

President Donald Trump vowed to protect the United States from Islamic terrorism, build the “Great Wall” on the border with Mexico and eliminate Obamacare to regain the country’s greatness in a speech before Congress that aspired to relaunch its new, administration.

In his speech, titled “The Renewal of the American Spirit,” the president also emphasized that his administration will enforce immigration laws and tighten the process for foreigners to obtain visas, while advocating reform of existing laws that block entry of low-income individuals.

“It is a basic principle that those who wish to enter a country are able to sustain themselves economically. However, we in the United States do not adopt this rule, which puts great pressure on the public resources on which our poorest citizens depend, “the president said at a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

“Moving away from this current low-skilled immigration system and adopting a merit-based system will provide us with many more benefits, save countless dollars, raise wages, and help troubled families, including immigrant families. They can enter the middle class faster, “he added.

“We can not allow an advance of terrorism within the United States. We can not allow our nation to be a sanctuary for the extremists, “said the President, who promised that soon he would introduce new measures.

Trump added that his administration will enforce the country’s immigration laws to raise wages and help the unemployed and save “billions of dollars.”

Calling Obamacare a disaster driven by its predecessor Barack Obama, Trump urged lawmakers to replace it with a more coherent plan.

“Tonight I am also asking this Congress to revoke and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand options, increase access, reduce costs and at the same time provide better health services,” he said.

But his speech was mainly focused on the issue of immigration, and said he will fulfill his promise to build a wall on the Mexican border, announcing that work will begin very soon.

“We must restore the integrity and rule of law on our borders. That is why, soon we will begin the construction of a great wall along our southern border. It will start earlier than scheduled and once completed, will be a very effective weapon against crime and drugs, “Trump said.

He had earlier approved an executive order to instruct federal agencies in the “immediate construction” of the wall and planned to advance the cost of construction with government funds, although he said that the investment will be reimbursed in full by Mexico “.


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