Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration, border security

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Congress has until September 30th to agree on a spending bill to avoid a federal government shutdown.

"I don't think we're going to shut down the government".

But Trump repeated his willingness to consider a shutdown, although he said there was room for negotiation. And I've worked for six presidents - I respect them all - but nobody has done more than this administration and President Trump. Trump said on Twitter.

President Trump has made similar remarks in the past.

Trump's "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting migrants entering the US without authorization, his separation of more than 2,500 children from their parents, and botched efforts to reunite many of them has drawn election-year criticism from both parties.

But in June moderate members of the party in the US House of Representatives helped sink an immigration bill that was proposed by their conservative colleagues and backed by Mr Trump.

Let's be clear. If Democrats gain control, if Nancy Pelosi becomes Speaker again, there will be no funding for the wall.

Two leading Democrats - Reps.

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Trump has sought to make immigration a core campaign theme heading into the midterms.

Separately Sunday, President Trump tweeted that there are "consequences when people cross our Border illegally" and claimed that many who do so are "using children for their own sinister purposes". "We have the worst immigration laws anywhere in the world".

Speaking to reporters in the Capitol, Shelby said, "I'm hoping the idea of shutting down the government is not a serious thing and it goes away". "It's time we had border security".

And while some construction has begun, it's to replace portions of the existing barrier.

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" disgusting conditions, adding, "Someone in this administration has to accept responsibility". But Democratic solidarity over the matter did not last long, and they backed down quickly. They backed down quickly. Trump wants changes to legal immigration, including scrapping a visa lottery program. Earlier this year, he also introduced a bill that would require all of California's government pension funds to divest from any company involved in building the wall.

"We have a lot to talk about having to do with trade, having to do with our military", Trump said at the news conference.

With time so short, lawmakers appear most likely to approve a short-term funding measure to keep the government open through Election Day.

The White House's demands for border funding have ranged widely, from around $2 billion to $25 billion, since Trump's inauguration. This prompted Trump to tweet a slight revision to his campaign promise, asserting that the funds would actually be "paid back by Mexico later". He added that money for the wall was "not a question of if, it's a question of when". This isn't just Trump administration; we're new. He predicted a shutdown wouldn't happen and also said the border wall wouldn't get funded before the midterms.