Trump: I Would Be Willing to ‘Shut Down’ Government Over Border Security
01 August, 2018, 16:37
But Trump's latest threats could bring congressional gridlock back on the agenda in the final stretch of the 2018 campaign. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!"
"We need great people coming into our Country!"
After the meeting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a radio interviewer that a shutdown so close to the November 6 midterm elections won't happen.
Republicans have made immigration a central plank of their appeal to voters ahead of the November midterm elections, in which polls suggest significant Democratic gains are likely. They include $25 billion toward construction of a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, but he acknowledged on Monday his demands are a starting point. Trump wants changes to legal immigration, including scrapping a visa lottery program.
Trump began his policy of "zero tolerance" this spring, prosecuting all migrants caught entering the USA without authorization. While he commended administration officials for reuniting many parents in its custody with their children, it faulted them for leaving hundreds of families still apart and warning that a better system must be in place. The House adjourned for five weeks on Thursday while the Senate will only take one week off in August.
Congress ultimately passed a spending bill in March that funded the government through September.
Trump would be taking a political risk if he allows most government functions to lapse on October 1 - the first day of the new budget year - roughly a month before the elections, when Republican control of both the House and Senate is at stake.
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He praised the government for meeting his strict deadlines, set in June, that forced agencies to scramble to reunite young children with parents by July 10, and the rest of the juveniles by this week. Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), who chairs the committee that aims to elect Republicans to the House, expressed confidence that a shutdown won't occur on ABC's "This Week".
WASHINGTON - Top federal immigration officials went before Congress Tuesday to defend their handling of President Donald Trump's now-abandoned policy of separating migrant children from their families, saying they keep records of children in their custody. "The president, I think, wants us to have policies that work for America and work for Americans, and I think that's what we are going to move forward with".
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Trump on Monday said he had no "red line" for precisely what he would require from Congress, and he made no comment on timing. The Senate Appropriations Committee, she said, was making progress and working "closely" with the administration.
House Republicans released a spending bill this month that provides five billion dollars (£3.81 billion) next year to build Mr Trump's wall, a major boost.
"If we don't get border security after many, many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown", Trump said during a joint news conference at the White House alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Richard Durbin of IL said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen should resign and that someone "has to accept responsibility" for policies that show "the extremes this administration will go to". Nita Lowey of NY and California's Lucille Roybal-Allard - called the $5 billion a waste that "only further enables this administration's obsession with cruel attacks on immigrants".
Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Trump's crackdown on people illegally crossing the border from Mexico was well-intentioned but has had unintended consequences.
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He said that needed border security reforms included the wall, the visa lottery, catch-and-release policies, and immigration laws. McConnell later told a radio interviewer that a shutdown so close to the November 6 midterm elections won't happen.
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