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Senator Lankford Welcomes President’s Proposal on Border Security to Help Reopen Government

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement today after President Trump offered a proposal to reopen the remainder of the government, fund border security, and work through several immigration policy issues:

“After meeting with members from both parties and hearing the major elements needed to end the shutdown, the President put out a reasonable compromise, which extends DACA protections beyond the next presidential election, adds humanitarian relief at the border, provides additional immigration judges to get faster due process, allows minors to apply for asylum in Central America instead of traveling the dangerous road to the US border, and adds barriers along the US border in areas that are the highest priorities. The olive branch policy and funding options in the President’s proposal should give Democrats an opportunity to negotiate in good faith. While there is still work to do in the Senate to solve these and other immigration issues in the long-term, I look forward to considering the proposal in the Senate. Let’s end the shutdown.”