Statement on President Trump’s Compromise Plan to Secure our Border and Reopen the Government

Jan 19, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), the Republican Leader of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the former Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after President Trump announced his compromise plan to secure our border and reopen the government.

Congressman McCaul: Today’s announcement exhibits the President's leadership and willingness to negotiate a solution to secure our borders and end this government shutdown for the American people. I urge Congressional leaders of both parties to accept the President’s proposal and reopen the government.  

“As the President said, a full solution to end the security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border must include constructing physical barriers, providing the latest technology, authorizing more boots on the ground, and closing the legal loopholes in our current immigration system.

“This shutdown has gone on long enough, has hurt patriotic public servants in the process, and only serves to undermine our credibility abroad. I remain dedicated to working with the President — and in a bipartisan fashion with all my colleagues in Congress — on a consistent basis to fix our broken immigration system and create a framework that works for all Americans.

“It is time to come together; it is time to end this shutdown.