Senator Lindsey Graham says President Trump is “not going to give in” on the shutdown fight over border security funding.During an interview Sunday, Graham said the President should open the government for a short period of time before he pulls the plug on solving the funding issue through Congress.
President trump is reaffirming the need for enhanced border security and immigration policy reform. On Twitter Saturday, the president said 23% of federal inmates are illegal immigrants. The president went on to quote other statistics,including the more than 290,000 crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the state of Texas over the last seven years.
The president takes aim at Democrats once again for refusing to negotiate on border security to reopen the government. In a tweet Saturday the president said he “wants to stop the shutdown,” just as soon as Democrats agree to strengthen border security. He also added he “didn’t care” most workers not getting paid are Democrats, saying “I’m in the White House ready to go –where are the Dems?”
At least one Democrat representative says she is willing to meet in the middle when it comes to a border wall. Speaking Friday Iillinois representative Cheri Bustos indicated Democrats may agree to a ‘partial border wall’ — or some form of enhanced security — in order to reopen the government. Bustos said the wall has been talked about for so long it’s more of a symbol at this point.
President trump highlights the need for more border security as the new congress takes over. During a surprise press briefing Thursday, the president said he wants to get a lot done with bipartisan support now that Democrats control the House. He also introduced a number of border security and immigration officials that he had just met.
The 116th Congress will convene in Washington, DC Thursday. Democrats will officially take over the House, while Republicans maintain control of the Senate. Several new members of Congress will be sworn-in Thursday, including a record number of women. This comes as the partial government shutdown enters its 13th day, as President Trump continues to fight for border wall funding.
OAN Newsroom UPDATED 12:30 p.m. PT – Weds. January 2, 2019 President Trump meets with his cabinet as the partial government shutdown enters its 12th…
OAN Newsroom UPDATED 10:15 a.m. PT – Tues. January 1, 2019 Border Patrol agents are beginning to feel the effects of the partial government shutdown….
President Trump continues his push for a southern border wall amid the ongoing government shutdown over border security funding.In a tweet Sunday, the President said the only way to stop drugs, gangs, human trafficking, and criminal elements, and more from coming into the country is with a wall or barrier.