President Donald Trump says in an Oval Office address Tuesday night that there is a "growing humanitarian and security crisis" at the U.S. -Mexico border, though crossings have fallen in recent years.
The Trump administration continues to seek funding to lock up even more immigrants in this abusive system, refusing to put resources into developing, testing, and ramping up community-based programs that would allow many people to go to their immigration hearings and meet their reporting obligations without being locked up.
"We saw a temper tantrum", Schumer said.
Trump described the federal employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay as "terrific patriots" and has insisted without evidence that both government workers and the general public support his effort to secure funding for the wall.
She says: "The fact is: President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government".
President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, on January 4.
"I was a little bit anxious that when I heard Stephen Miller was leading this speech creation that we were going to have something really outrageous", he said, referring to Trump's senior policy adviser.
He addressed the nation as the shutdown stretched through its third week, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay. They are particularly concerned about the administration's talk of possibly declaring a national emergency at the border, seeing that as an unprecedented claim on the right of Congress to allocate funding except in the most dire circumstances.
"Now that the television networks have chose to air the President's address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime", Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement.
Trump to press U.S. border 'crisis' in televised address
Defense officials say they will be monitoring to see if a declaration of national emergency comes during those events this week. Trump has said he's considering declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build his desired wall along the U.S.
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It's unclear if any of the networks will give Democrats "equal time" after Trump makes his address.
In another tweet, he reiterated the call to "fix" the southern border.
He said: "He asked Speaker Pelosi, 'Will you agree to my wall?' She said no".
"How much more American blood will be shed before Congress does its job?"
Using the formal trappings of the White House, Trump hoped to gain the upper hand in the standoff over his demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.
Now need you to stand with me, " read one message sent out after his remarks.
But Murkowski told reporters that six shuttered federal departments other than the Department of Homeland Security "don't have anything to do with border security". "The reality is that the president could end the Trump shutdown and reopen government today, and he should".