Trump tweets that he’s willing to shut down the government over immigration

Trump threatens to shutdown the government if Congress doesn’t fund border security — and the wall

Following President Donald Trump's Sunday morning threat to shut down the government to secure funding for his southern border wall, Sen.

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats refuse to back major changes to immigration laws his administration wants.

Trump called for lawmakers to send him a bill that ends the visa lottery system and the policy known as "catch-and-release", meaning detaining undocumented migrants and releasing them into the country while they await a court hearing. By tying the issue to funding the whole of government, which must be agreed by September 30, he risks a political showdown just ahead of November's crucial midterm elections.

"The president 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". The executive order will end the process of separating children from their families after they are detained for crossing United States border illegally. "It is those Republicans in Washington, D.C. who are willing to throw President Trump and his voters and supporters under the bus to preserve their own power", she said.

"Please understand, there are consequences when people cross our Border illegally, whether they have children or not - and many are just using children for their own sinister purposes", Trump said. The last spending bill funded $1.6 billion for border barriers, but that money does not apply to new construction.

While congressional GOP leaders have worked over the past week to signal solidarity with Trump on immigration, they also struck notes of caution about the timing of any significant legislative progress.

Ryan said Thursday that he believed Trump is "willing to be patient to make sure that we get what we need so we can that done".

On his proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall, Trump got $1.6 billion past year. He added that funding for the wall was "not a question of if, it's a question of when".

"The biggest enemies here are not necessarily the open-borders Democrats".

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

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