ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small believes bipartisan solutions can be reached on border security if members of Congress and some Trump administration officials would worry less “about scoring political points.”
The first-term Democrat whose district stretches to the southern border used the effort to end the partial government shutdown as an example of what could be accomplished. The shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, was forced because of a standoff over President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
“It shows we can find solutions if we work together,” Torres Small told the Journal.
Torres Small is frustrated that part of the agreement to keep the government running hasn’t come to fruition. She said funding was included for additional immigration judges “but none have been hired.”
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