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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Congressman Gonzalez Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Divert Funds for Border Wall

September 4, 2019
Press Release

“Time and time again, President Trump ignores facts for his fantasy of building an ineffective, futile wall along our southern border. He is literally taking resources from our military, and disaster relief in order to construct this wasteful project. These acts are reckless and endanger the lives of our nation’s servicemembers and potential victims of natural disasters,” said Congressman Vicente Gonzalez.

“As a Member of Congress who represents part of the Texas border, here are the facts: You have failed to get the money the right way, and again you are showing the world how low you will stoop to get what you want, regardless of the laws. You will not listen to any opinion other than those who completely agree with you. And many people, including our brave men and women, are in harm’s way because of your policies and you seem not to care.”

“We must create lasting, bipartisan immigration and foreign policies that address both the symptoms and root causes of this crisis. I urge the Administration to abandon this callous and foolhardy decision and rethink its approach to securing the southern border.”