\u0022This is a cave, not a wall,\u0022 said the Working Families Party after President Donald Trump announced on Friday a deal to temporarily end the 35-day government shutdown over his demand for a border wall.Speaking outside the White House, Trump said the bipartisan deal to fund the government through Feb. 15 would be immediately put forth by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). If approved by Congress, though it will contain no funding for the wall, Trump said he would sign it.How pathetic. On Dec. 19, the Senate unanimously passed essentially the same legislation that we will vote on today. We are back to exactly where we started. Thank you, Mr. President, for shutting down the government and holding 800,000 federal employees hostage. All for nothing!— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 25, 2019Watch the address below:For the federal employees who\u0026#039;ve been experiencing financial hardship, Trump said they\u0026#039;d \u0022receive their back-pay very quickly or as soon as possible.\u0022 He continued to assert his claims about border crime, including that human traffickers are making \u0022a right turn going very quickly\u0022 in vans filled with women towards the U.S. border, and argued that \u0022walls should not be controversial\u0022 while invoking Israel\u0026#039;s internationally-condemned apartheid wall.\u0022If we don\u0026#039;t get a fair deal from Congress, either the government will shut down on Feb. 15 again, or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the Constitution of the United States to address this emergency,\u0022 Trump added.In response to Trump\u0026#039;s threat of another shutdown, Sanders, speaking from the Senate floor, said, \u0022I think that the time is long overdue for the American people to tell this president he is not a dictator, he is not a king.\u0022\u0022He is the president of the United States, and he cannot and he must not continue to threaten to shut down this\u0026nbsp; government and hold hundreds of thousands of...federal workers hostage,\u0022 Sanders said. He also expressed concern about the \u0022over one million contract employees ...who not only have lost pay,\u0022 but face the prospect of receiving no back-pay.\u0022Our government needs to stay open, and workers need to get paid for their work without causing more harm to refugees and families.\u0022—Ana Maria Archila, Center for Popular Democracy ActionInstead of a singular focus on a racist border wall, Sanders urged Trump to recognize other crises affecting the nation, including the \u002230 million Americans who have no health insurance\u0022 and \u0022many more who are under-insured\u0022; the \u0022tens of millions of workers working for starvation wages\u0022;\u0026nbsp; the fact there is only a \u0022short window of opportunity to address the global crisis of climate change\u0022; our \u0022broken criminal justice system\u0022; as well as \u0022an immigration system... that does not work.\u0022\u0022How sad it is that after all the suffering... we are back to exactly where we where five weeks ago,\u0022 the senator lamented.Moving forward, Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, urged members of Congress to \u0022continue to refuse any future deal to fund Trump\u0026#039;s anti-immigrant agenda. Any funding that facilitates the expansion of the wall, or additional capacity for ICE and Border Patrol, will result in more deaths at the border, more children in cages, and more families torn apart.\u0022\u0022Our government needs to stay open, and workers need to get paid for their work without causing more harm to refugees and families,\u0022 she added. \u0022Members of Congress should focus their efforts on passing a budget that helps people thrive by investing in good jobs, education, housing, healthcare, clean air and water, and more.\u0022Emma Einhorn, campaign director for MoveOn, similarly urged Congress \u0022not give into Trump\u0026#039;s demand for increased funding for a wall, his deportation machine, or border militarization in the next round of this fight.\u0022\u0022To be clear,\u0022 she added in her statement, \u0022the only crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border is the crisis of the Trump Administration\u0026#039;s cruel policies towards families and children seeking asylum—ripping kids from their parents, locking them in jails, criminalizing the legal right to seek asylum, and tear-gassing women and children.\u0022The shutdown seemed to reach a critical point earlier on Friday when major U.S. airports reported significant delays because of staff shortages. And on Thursday, a pair of dueling bills to end the shutdown failed.