President Trump is through messing around on border security. He wants a wall, and by golly, he’s going to get one.
This week, we saw an NFL player needlessly killed by an illegal immigrant who was deported from this country multiple times. The President lashed out over this injustice on Twitter:
So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2018
It looks like Jackson’s death may have affected Trump more than we all realized. That’s because Trump just proposed shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to work with Republicans to fix our broken immigration security system.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for a government shutdown if Congress is unable to pass what he considers adequate border-security measures.
“If we don’t get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come in to our country and continue to kill…if we don’t change it, let’s have a shutdown,” Trump said at a White House roundtable focused on the gang MS-13. “We’ll do a shutdown, and it’s worth it for our country. I’d love to see a shutdown if we don’t get this stuff taken care of.”
— POLITICO (@politico) February 6, 2018
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President Trump is right. Until we get our immigration system fixed, including getting a wall built along the U.S.-Mexico border, we might as well shut down the government. After all, a country that can’t control its borders is effectively already shut down, isn’t it?
Congress must pass a spending measure by midnight this Thursday to avoid another government shutdown.
What do you think? Should we shut down the government if Congress refuses to secure our border? Tell us your thoughts below!
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