Why Does Congress Still Question Trump’s Commitment to Border Wall?

President Donald J. Trump is committed to America First.  It was a secondary campaign slogan for him, as he barnstormed the “Rust Belt” in 2016.

He’s not pulling any punches with Congress.  President Trump is livid that Congress STILL hasn’t committed to funding construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico.

From Breitbart:

President Trump says he will “shut down” the federal government if the Republicans and Democrats in Congress do not deliver border wall funding and an end to the Catch and Release loophole system in their latest funding bill.

On Sunday, Trump took to Twitter to not only call the United States’ immigration laws the “DUMBEST & WORST” around the world — the U.S. imports more than 1.5 million foreign nationals every year — but also sent a warning to Congress where he says the government will be shut down if he does not get his funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and an end to Catch and Release.

Part of the problem is that liberal Republicans like Congressman Kevin Yoder are playing games with funding the border wall.

House Republicans, led by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), have tied $5 billion in southern border wall funding to a slew of pro-open borders and pro-big business immigration changes.

For example, as Breitbart News noted, GOP-run House appropriations committee voted to revive President Obama’s Catch and Release policies — where illegal aliens and asylum seekers are caught at the border, then released into the U.S. general public — by deliberately defunding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ tightening of asylum laws.

Yoder and the GOP-led House appropriations committee’s efforts to codify the Catch and Release policy into law would give the entire populations of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras — 32 million Central Americans — the right to migrate to the U.S., as well as any other foreign nationals who travel to the country and claim they are fleeing gangs or domestic violence. This translates to a foreign population at least half the size of the American midwest being given the right to migrate to the country under the GOP’s Homeland Security funding measure.

Trump knows the Americans are eager to secure our borders.   He’s called the bluff of liberal Republicans and Democrats.  The questions is, what will they do now?

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  1. First, they are opposed to anything that Trump wants. They are determined that his presidency will fail. (not happening) They want to remove Trump at any cost. Even if that cost is the safety and security of America. Second, they do not want boarder security. They want an open boarder to allow any one and everyone unlimited access. They don’t care about gun running, drugs or other crimes along the boarder. Some of them claim they do but their actions say otherwise. They believe they can con the American public and President Trump has they have some past Presidents. Congress is spending more time fighting Trump than they are tending to serious and important legislation.

  2. No doubt in my mind or anyone else that Democrats are opposed to anything President Trump wants to do. They spend more time doing bashing and withholding than they do in doing their jobs of enacting, legislating and upholding laws of the nation. Let them do some good for a change. Same can be said of some Republicans!! DO YOUR JOB!!

    1. What? Are you for real? Have you actually read anything about it? It will save millions of dollars in the long run. It will stop drugs, save on border patrol, stop illegals, etc, etc. Before you make such an inane comment, why don’t you research what you are commenting on before you comment ignorantly.

  3. you need to understand that the Democrats do not approve for the WALL so illegals can vote for Democrats the AMERICANS have spoken. DEMS need illegals to vote for them since AMERICANS! are not on their side and fools who are GO USA! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND PRESIDENT TRUMP

  4. Mainly because The President lied when he said Mexico was going to pay for it. He’s busting the budget with his mistakes like tariffs put on soybeans and other grains that now they want to give 12 billion taxpayer dollars to help out the farmers that he’s hurt. And illegals cannot vote in U.S. elections. Period. If you have evidence of that being the case anywhere you need to report it. It’s mostly a false talking point of the far right and not true. It’s amazing that people will believe a fabricating, philandering, egotistical New Yorker over long time proven conservatives like George Will and Charles Krauthammer who told the truth about Trump.

  5. Congress is so afraid to give our President any chance of more “points” with the American public they want to stop everything. They know that the wall will save $$$ in the long run and that is not what they democrats want, they want to continue to waste our tax $$$, then blame our President on it. STupid democraps.

  6. The radical left DumboRATS do not care about gun running, drugs or other crimes along the boarder. They do not seem to understand that terrorist would also be crossing into AMERICA. This has been what is happening in other countries where terrorist have mixed in with the immigrants. SOONER OR LATER a DumboRAT OR THEIR FAMILIES WILL BE HURT BY ONE OF THESE illegal immigrants. Then we will see what happens.

  7. I’m sure there are many illegal American immigrants living the good life in Mexico to avoid prosecution for laws they have broken in the US. Most every one of them has millions and do not rely on welfare and healthcare programs there. They have means. They don’t take jobs from Mexican workers. They do not pose a threat to the public. They don’t vote there. They actually contribute to the economy there.
    So— Not all illegal,immigration is bad but what we have here now is horrible.

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