In January 2019, President Trump and Democrats in Congress were gridlocked over border policy. ImmigrationWorks president Tamar Jacoby commented:

After years of Trump’s dire warnings, a ‘crisis’ has hit the border but generates little urgency Washington Post, 1-5-19

Reality check: The truth about Trump's border crisis Axios, 1-8-19

The ‘real’ border crisis: The US immigration system isn’t built for kids and families PRI's The World, 1-8-19

The wall is just one part of the problem FOX News Daily Briefing with Dana Perino, 1-10-19