Jan 08, 2019

ICYMI: ‘Dreamers’ might be key to ending the government shutdown

Post by Freedom Partners

Certainty & Security – A Deal Both Sides Can Agree On

Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden | USA TODAY

There is a way out of the standoff over the partial government shutdown, and it has been staring Congress and the White House in the face for months.

The president gets the $5.7 billion he wants to continue work on border security. The “Dreamers” get the certainty to realize their dreams.

We know bipartisanship can still work. Enactment of prison reform legislation in the closing days of the last Congress was proof that lawmakers can overcome their differences and solve a problem.

Just as we did in that case, we’re prepared to stand with the president and any member of Congress in a broad coalition in support of a deal that is overwhelmingly supported by the American people. Most people think our border security is inadequate. Most people want Dreamers to be allowed to stay permanently in the USA. Most people aren’t too happy about the government shutting down.

It’s not too late to get this unnecessary stalemate back on track — and we’re confident our leaders can find their way to it. The path to a budget deal runs along the southern border.

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