Trump needs to end his shutdown now, before his tantrum hurts more New Mexico families. We heard more fear-mongering about immigrants, and dishonest talk about the border from a president who doesn’t know the first thing about border communities. The president did not provide struggling New Mexicans with any good reason for why he continues to hold their livelihoods hostage to try and force taxpayers to pay for his offensive border wall. The president could have apologized to the innocent people who have been caught up in his mess – but he didn’t do that, either.
The only crisis on our southern border is the one manufactured by President Trump. His administration’s inhumane immigration policies have ripped families apart, and put the lives of children and refugees in danger with their intentional chaos, disregard for human life and utter incompetence.