Will Trump Force a Government Shutdown to Solve Immigration Stalemate?
President Trump has signaled he is willing to permit a government shutdown to force Congress into finally ending the decades-old immigration stalemate. Does President Trump mean it? Is it political theater? Importantly, will it work?
Plus, what is Trump demanding from Congress to avoid a government shutdown?
You might also be asking: How will this immigration fight impact the 2018 Congressional elections?
Lots to think about and to talk about.
What is Trump Asking Congress to Do to Avoid a Government Shutdown?
President Trump tweeted today that:
I don’t care what the political ramifications are, our immigration laws and border security have been a complete and total disaster for decades, and there is no way that the Democrats will allow it to be fixed without a Government Shutdown…
President Trump continued on with:
…Border Security is National Security, and National Security is the long-term viability of our Country. A Government Shutdown is a very small price to pay for a safe and Prosperous America!
- $25 Billion for border security
- End to the lottery system
- End to chain migration
- End to catch-and-release
- End of funding related to policies supporting sanctuary states and cities
Why is Trump Threatening a Government Shutdown?
It’s simple. Congress refuses to take action even though the American people are seriously concerned about immigration problems and the lack of border security. For President Trump, it’s time to take action and force Congress into action. He’s willing to create a shutdown before, during, and after the 2018 Congressional elections. Trump is making it an issue.
What Impact Will the Threat of a Trump Government Shutdown Have on 2018 Congressional Elections?
Because it is an issue at the top or near top of voter concerns, it will likely result in more conservatives and more pro-Trump Congressional candidates getting elected to office. Once again, Trump seems to be in tune with the American electorate.