Laura Olson and Emily Opilo
President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address Tuesday night, calling on Congress to reform the country’s immigration system and pledging to build a border wall.
Highlighting crimes committed by illegal aliens and celebrating the work of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Trump implored political leaders to “defend our very dangerous southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens.”
“I will get it built,” he said of the border wall.
Trump’s message also called on Congress to improve infrastructure and reduce the price of health care. He condemned partisan politics, specifically “ridiculous partisan investigations,” which he said threaten to derail the “economic miracle” taking place in the U.S.
Here’s what Pennsylvania’s congressional lawmakers had to say during and after the speech: