Trump Threatens Democrats With Government Shutdown Over Border Security


U.S. President Donald Trump said he's "willing to" shut down the government if he doesn't get the votes he needs on border security.

Trump's draft bill included $25bn for the wall along the United States' southern border with Mexico, a path to citizenship for the so-called Dreamers, undocumented migrants brought to the U.S. illegally as kids, an end to the diversity visa lottery, as well as what Trump called "catch and release" - the detention of undocumented migrants.

Trump's call for a wall, a favorite vow from his 2016 presidential campaign, would likely cost more than $20 billion, but Congress so far has allocated only $1.5 billion for extra border security. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and".

Ryan walked away with the impression they were all on the same page, which included deferring the debate on the Homeland Security appropriations bill that includes wall funding until after the midterms.

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However, a disruption in federal government operations could backfire on Trump if voters blame Republicans, who control Congress, for the interruption in services.

Trump's threatened government shutdown would come as spending authorization runs out again at the end of the current fiscal year at the end of September, about five weeks before nationwide congressional elections on November 6.

He has also demanded that the United States shifts to an immigration system based more on merit and less on family ties.

"I think we're going to make sure we keep the government open, but we're going to get better policies on immigration", Stiver told "This Week". Rand Paul of Kentucky blocked a spending vote.

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House Republicans released a spending bill this month that provides $5 billion next year to build President Trump's wall, a major boost.

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Johnson appeared on CBS's "Face the Nation" shortly after Trump tweeted that he would be "willing to "shut down" the government" if he doesn't receive funding for his border wall, as well as changes to legal immigration programs.

Trump's tweet comes just days after the federal government missed yet another court-ordered deadline to reunite families separated at the border. Under the Trump administration, however, criminal aliens can refer to anyone who has entered the country without documentation.

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Trump then turned this into an attack on congress, demanding they work to fix " DUMBEST & WORST immigration laws anywhere in the world" before demanding people "Vote 'R'".