Chuck Schumer

Reopen government and build a border wall

Even though I go to bed early, I stayed up for President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address and the rebuttal from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer afterward. I’ve followed the illegal immigration debacle for decades, yet I never thought it would reach the political amplitude it has achieved (“Trump heads to southern border as shutdown talks fall apart in Washington,” Jan. 10).

I support legal immigration and genuine asylum claims, but what we have today is an dangerous situation. When caravans of thousands trek through Mexico in...