In the midst of the holiday season, Donald Trump is throwing peace and good will out the window by putting our country on track for a government shutdown at the end of the month if he doesn’t get billions of dollars in funding for his outrageous border wall.
It’s clear he’ll risk everything to get his way and advance his anti-immigrant agenda — and it’s up to us to stop him.
The U.S. Senate just extended their deadline to fund the full government through Friday, December 21. Republicans are hoping that the threat of a holiday season shutdown will be enough to convince moderate Democrats to cave on border wall funding. And Trump has even floated the idea of sweetening the deal by offering some sort of protection for Dreamers in exchange.
The Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants and refugees at the border has been morally reprehensible. Democrats must not be complicit in it by providing any sort of funding that would enable it to continue. Period, full stop.
No matter what kind of deal Trump tries to make or what kinds of threats he poses, our message to Trump and the Senate must be loud and clear: No wall. No more detention beds. No more border agents.
Thank you for standing with us in this fight against Trump’s cruel attacks on immigrants,
Karli Wallace Thompson, Senior Digital Manager
Democracy for America