Chris Van Hollen

Here's what some Maryland congressmen had to say about Trump's shutdown offer

Here's what some Maryland congressmen had to say about Trump's shutdown offer

Maryland’s congressional legislators shared mixed receptions Saturday to President Donald Trump’s offer to extend protections for immigrants brought into the United States illegally as children in exchange for border wall funding.

In a speech Saturday, Trump said he would extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the temporary protected status programs if Congress allocated $5.7 billion toward a border wall and immigration enforcement.

In an emailed statement, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., did not specifically indicate how he would vote on Trump’s offer, but called on the president to end the shutdown.

“Open the government immediately and then let’s have...

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