Menendez Statement in Response to President Trump’s Speech on the Shutdown

Menendez Statement in Response to President Trump’s Speech on the Shutdown

 
NEWARK, N.J.. — Today, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), released the following statement on President Trump’s address on the shutdown:

“This is about more than 800,000 Americans who are being held hostage by a President who has forced a pointless shutdown to pay for an expensive, ineffective border wall. This is not about immigration. Dreamers and TPS recipients are not bargaining chips.

“It’s unacceptable that after taking away DACA protections, eliminating the TPS program for thousands of immigrants and creating an humanitarian crisis at the border, President Trump is offering temporary solutions in exchange for a permanent wall.

“We need to open the government now, and then we can have a legitimate negotiation on real immigration reform.”  

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