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Democrats refuse to compromise on border wall funding to end the shutdown

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18.01.2019

The American people deserve better. Only the willfully blind – or politically blinded – could fail to see the scope and scale of this crisis.

America has a national security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and President Donald Trump has promised to end it. We’ve already taken important steps, but rather than work with us to make further progress, Democrats in Congress have refused to compromise on the wall, leading to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

The American people deserve better. Only the willfully blind – or politically blinded – could fail to see the scope and scale of this crisis.

The facts speak for themselves. Over the past three months, an average of 2,000 illegal and inadmissible migrants have arrived at our southern border every day. Today, the majority of illegal immigrants encountered by Customs and Border Protection are families and children. Last month, CBP apprehended nearly 40 percent more unaccompanied children and groups claiming to be families than in May 2014, which President Barack Obama described as........

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