Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration, border security

Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration, border security

Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration, border security

Trump also demanded an end to "catch and release", a practice that allows undocumented immigrants to return to their communities while they await proceedings, rather than remaining detained.

Trump faced immediate words of caution from top Republicans, including Rep. Steve Stivers of OH, who leads the National Republican Congressional Committee, which coordinates campaign efforts for House Republican candidates.

Republicans, trying to protect their majority in Congress, are playing down the chance of a shutdown as the November election nears.

Asked if he expects a shutdown, Johnson said "let's hope not".

On the other side of the aisle, Rep.

He also wants to end the practice of releasing immigrants caught entering the country illegally on the condition they show up for court hearings and demanded the U.S. shifts to an immigration system based more on merit and less on family ties.

President Trump signed the executive order on Wednesday, June 20.

On Sunday morning, Trump turned to Twitter to defend his administration's much-maligned policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

A third lapse, however, is unlikely after McConnell cancelled most of the Senate's August recess to give senators more time to confirm various Trump nominees and consider spending bills. According to Politico, Trump was "receptive" to their plan.

Trump has sought to make immigration a core campaign theme heading into the midterms.

Trump's tweet comes just days after the federal government missed yet another court-ordered deadline to reunite families separated at the border.

Trump then claimed the United States has the "dumbest" and "worst" immigration laws in the world.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said lawmakers were considering an appropriations measure seeking an additional $5 billion for the wall.

Congress must agree on a spending measure to fund the government by a September 30 deadline.

The government has already been shut down once during Trump's presidency. They backed down quickly.

The GOP controls both chambers of Congress, though it requires at least a handful of Democratic votes to pass legislation. We need great people coming into our Country! He added that money for the wall was "not a question of if, it's a question of when".

Funding Trump's controversial wall could paralyze budget talks. Democrats have often assailed the wall proposal, along with some Republicans.

Street Gist: Will Nigeria be a better place with Trump as president? This has led Trump to demand that USA taxpayers fund construction of the wall, claiming he would recoup the money from Mexico through other means.

And I've worked for six presidents - I respect them all - but nobody has done more than this administration and President Trump.

"The biggest enemies here are not necessarily the open-borders Democrats". This had helped dramatically expand the budget deficit, leading to complaints from conservatives.

This month Republicans unveiled a spending bill that would provide $US5 billion next year to build the wall.

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