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Schumer said ,the problem with the wall, "is that it’s expensive and ineffective." He didn’t say that it is immoral. He called his disagreement with the President a “policy difference,” t hereby dignifying Trump’s rants and tantrums. 

One might say that by failing to challenge the basic premise of Trump’s speech, and by failing to characterize asylum seekers accurately, Pelosi lied, too, by commission and by omission, because  Pelosi 's apparently empathetic statement omits the important fact that most of the people at the southern border are trying to seek asylum, a right that is guaranteed to them by Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  

They are NOT begging  for charity; they are asking for their due from a system designed to protect them. They  are not a security threat; they are a humanitarian challenge,

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