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What Should and Should Not Be in Any Homeland Security Funding Deal – Center for American Progress

January 30, 2019

Proposal for what Congress should pass to avoid another partial Federal Government shutdown on February 15th, published by the Center for American Progress. Fairly straight forward. This proposal should be able to pass the House. However, as long as there remain too few GOP Senators willing to stand up to President Trump on this issue, achieving 60 votes in that body is problematic, as would be getting the 2/3 of each legislative body required to override a Presidential veto.

More than likely, nothing makes it through Congress by the deadline (again). After that, Trump may either try his threatened fraudulent National Emergency to force through his beloved Wall (or whatever other name he chooses to give it), allow the deadline to trigger another shutdown or pass another stopgap temporary funding resolution to repeat the process over again. Naturally, some new plan may be announced at next week’s State of the Union address to solve the problem, but I won’t be holding my breath. We need to build on the progress made in the 2018 midterm election to achieve real, comprehensive immigration reform and end the exaggerated fear mongering the President has been using all along to justify the draconian and inhumane policies his administration has been pursuing since he first took office. rjc

 

Meaningful discussions about the border and U.S. Department of Homeland Security funding cannot come at the expense of immigrant communities and humanitarian protections.

Source: What Should and Should Not Be in Any Homeland Security Funding Deal – Center for American Progress

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