Published: Tue, July 31, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Trump Threatens Democrats With Government Shutdown Over Border Security

Trump Threatens Democrats With Government Shutdown Over Border Security

Trump said in a tweet.

"We are always leave room for negotiations", he said.

Euronews Correspondent Claudio Lavanga said that despite having only met twice before, once at the G7 Summit in Canada earlier this year and more recently in Brussels for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting, it seems as though the two leaders have already kindled a close friendship.

A federal judge on Friday urged the US government to focus on finding deported immigrant parents so it could reunite them with their children who remain in the United States.

In April, Trump also threatened a shutdown over the funding of border security.

Mr Trump has endured a series of setbacks in his efforts to tighten the U.S. immigration system and deliver on his election pledge to build a wall along the southern border.

Democrats and Republicans have in fact made unusual progress on the 12 appropriations measures necessary to keep the government operating.

Ben Ray Luján, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said: "Democrats wants to work together in a bipartisan way when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform". "But I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again".

"There's a reason ... we wanted the wall and that is so that all of us don't have to be on constant, constant alert for the next wave of illegal, poverty-stricken, very needy, uneducated immigrants pouring across our border".

And on Iran, Mr. Trump said that he would be willing to meet with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in light of other "great" meetings with known adversaries including Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Asked about Trump's Twitter threat, a pair of Republican lawmakers said Sunday that they didn't think the government should or would shut down this September. This has led Trump to demand that US taxpayers fund construction of the wall, claiming he would recoup the money from Mexico through other means. The House is now in recess, returning after Labor Day.

"I just wish Trump would realize, that of all secret weapons of our secret weapons of Donald Trump, if he'd build the wall, the media will go insane, it will distract over everything, and his poll numbers will go through the roof", she said.

Democrats have long opposed financing Trump's wall but lack the votes by themselves to block House approval of that amount.

House Republicans released a spending bill this month that provides £3.81 billion next year to build Mr Trump's wall, a major boost. But they have the strength to derail legislation in the closely divided Senate.

No. 2 Senate Democrat Richard Durbin of IL said he wanted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign, saying the policy shows "the extremes this administration will go to to punish families fleeing" terrible conditions, adding, "Someone in this administration has to accept responsibility". The higher amount matches what Trump has privately sought in conversations with Republican lawmakers. "We have the worst immigration laws anywhere in the world". Trump said the two leaders agree that "border security is national security - they are one in the same".

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