Trump willing to shut down government over wall

30 July, 2018, 03:59 | Author: Kim Reid
  • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Friday

He also threatened to shut down the government unless Congress passes border-security legislation that includes building a wall separating the U.S. -Mexico border.

Last year, he warned he would end former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gave temporary legal status to the children of undocumented immigrants.

The president said that Democrats need to get onboard with his immigration agenda, which includes a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, or risk another government shutdown.

Americans are divided along party lines on immigration, and 81 percent of Republicans approved Trump's handling of the issue, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released this month. Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!

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That made him one of the highest-paid CEOs in the country past year , according to an Equilar review of S&P 500 companies. Forbes estimates Moonves' net worth at $700 million and calls him one of the highest paid CEOs in the United States.

He also called for an immigration system "based on MERIT!", adding that immigrants wanted by the US needed to be "great people".

In January, the government shutdown as congressional Democrats fought Republicans on protections for "Dreamers". Democrats have often assailed the wall proposal, along with some Republicans.

The Republican president has used the threat of a government shutdown several times since taking office in 2017 in a bid to get his priorities in congressional spending bills, especially funding for a wall along the southern USA border.

Brennan asked "how damaging" a shutdown would be for Republican candidates ahead of the November elections. USA lawmakers usually, but not always, reach a spending accord shortly before funding runs out or after a short funding hiatus, as occurred past year.

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He also said Congress must fix "the DUMBEST & WORST immigration laws anywhere in the world!" and urged voters to "Vote 'R'". Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump spent much of the weekend at his golf resort in New Jersey railing about Democrats not supporting his immigration policies, saying all they do is "Resist" and "Obstruct", while claiming they want "Open Borders."

In a new tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump claims many who cross the border illegally are "using children for their own sinister purposes".

A month ago, Trump ended the breakup of families. A federal judge had ordered the reunions to be completed by last Thursday but hundreds of children remain separated. A total of 431 parents were deported without their children or left of their own accord.

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They were even filmed with weapons to support the government's narrative they work closely with the armed groups, he said. A United Nations peacekeeping force was deployed in the region in 1974, when a demilitarised buffer zone was established.

But more than 700 more are awaiting reunification or can't, for one reason or another, be reunified. Almost 100 children have parents who can't be located.

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