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Trump Threatens to Shut Down Government if Democrats Don't Back Immigration Policies

01 August 2018

Trump renewed his demand for border wall funding as well as changes to USA immigration law in a tweet Sunday, saying "I would be willing to "shut down" government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security".

"I don't care what the political ramifications are, our immigration laws and border security have been a complete and total disaster for decades, and there is no way that the Democrats will allow it to be fixed without a Government Shutdown", Trump said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.

Left unsaid was the larger number of close allies President Trump has angered and alienated, including the president of Mexico, the prime minister of Canada, British Prime Minister Theresa May, French president Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

He also launched an aggressive push for additional border security measures early this year which include Dollars 25 billion toward construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Congress must pass a spending bill by the end of September to avert a government shutdown, and Trump on Monday reiterated his demand that immigration reforms, including $25 billion for construction of a wall on USA border with Mexico, be included in any spending package.

"They don't want the wall", Trump said.

A briefing from the White House on the Trump administration's proposed immigration reform policy, issued in January, included a $25 billion "trust fund" for a border wall, and demands to "ensure" that "criminal aliens, gang members, violent offenders, and aggravated felons" are detained and removed. But Trump's latest threats could bring congressional gridlock back on the agenda in the final stretch of the 2018 campaign.

The commander in chief said he is "ready to meet" with Iranian leaders whenever they want to sit down and talk about their nuclear program.

"If we don't get border security".

McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan met with Trump at the White House on Wednesday to work on a plan to avoid a shutdown ahead of the November midterm elections. "Even worse are the stories we heard about that bad separations and the bad conditions in which they were held".

We are the laughing stock of the world, ' Trump said in the East Room of the White House on Monday. I want Maximum Border Security and respect for ICE and our great Law Enforcement Professionals!

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The US president said he and the Italian prime minister are united in their conviction that strong nations must have strong borders.

Trump campaigned on the promise of building a border wall to deter illegal immigration and of making Mexico pay for it. Mexico has refused.

The potential shutdown is creating anxieties among Republicans who are hoping to maintain control of Congress in the fall midterm elections.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) downplayed the potential for a government shutdown, which would take place October 1, the end of the fiscal year and just weeks before the midterm elections.

Funding for the government runs out at the end of September.

"Let me ask this panel, who here thinks that zero tolerance has been a success?" Sen.

Mr Trump briefly threatened to veto that spending bill before ultimately signing it, though he said he would never approve such a budget again.

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

Grassley and the top Democrat on the committee, Dianne Feinstein of California, had issued a statement Monday citing allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse made against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Health and Human Services workers. The higher amount matches what Trump has privately sought in conversations with Republican lawmakers.

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.

Trump Threatens to Shut Down Government if Democrats Don't Back Immigration Policies