January 9, 2019 / 2:15 AM / in 14 days

Trump makes pitch for border wall funding in televised address

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation from his desk in the Oval Office about immigration and the southern U.S. border on the 18th day of a partial government shutdown at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said in a televised address on Tuesday that a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico is a critical part of border security and was needed to break a cycle of illegal immigration from Latin America that hurts mainly women and children.

Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Peter Cooney

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