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Dems, White House refuses to crush across the border wall like Friday shutdown looms

The Trump Administration Sunday confirmed the president's insistence that he would allow a partial settlement of the federal government if Congress did not provide $ 5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, with senior counselor Stephen Miller calling it a "basic issue . " " At stake, the question is whether the United States is a sovereign country, "Miller told CBS News" Face the Nation. " "The Democratic Party has a simple choice. They can either choose to fight for American working class or to promote illegal immigration." You can not do both. " When asked about the administration was willing to allow parts of the government to stop working at midnight on Friday, if the wall is not financed, Miller replied:" If it's going to be absolutely. " On NBC News" " Meet The Press, "said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y. The President Trump "will not get the wall in any form." "President Trump should understand that there are no voices for the wall of the house or senate," said Schumer. "Also, the parliament, which is a majority of the Republican, does not have the votes for his $ 5 billion wall plan … And we should not let a mood tantrum, threat, push us toward doing anything like everyone, even our Republican colleagues know that it's wrong. " Trump said last week he would be" proud "to be shut down to have the Congress approve a $ 5 billion payout to fulfill his campaign…

The Trump Administration Sunday confirmed the president’s insistence that he would allow a partial settlement of the federal government if Congress did not provide $ 5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, with senior counselor Stephen Miller calling it a “basic issue . “

” At stake, the question is whether the United States is a sovereign country, “Miller told CBS News” Face the Nation. ” “The Democratic Party has a simple choice. They can either choose to fight for American working class or to promote illegal immigration.” You can not do both. “

When asked about the administration was willing to allow parts of the government to stop working at midnight on Friday, if the wall is not financed, Miller replied:” If it’s going to be absolutely. “

On NBC News” ” Meet The Press, “said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y. The President Trump “will not get the wall in any form.”

“President Trump should understand that there are no voices for the wall of the house or senate,” said Schumer. “Also, the parliament, which is a majority of the Republican, does not have the votes for his $ 5 billion wall plan … And we should not let a mood tantrum, threat, push us toward doing anything like everyone, even our Republican colleagues know that it’s wrong. “

Trump said last week he would be” proud “to be shut down to have the Congress approve a $ 5 billion payout to fulfill his campaign to promise to build a wall in the United States of Mexico limit. Nevertheless, the President does not have the votes of the Republican Controlled Congress to support support for the wall at that level.

Schumer and house ministry leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Have proposed a maximum of $ 1

.6 billion for Upgrade of the Border and other security measures – but not a wall – as described in a bipartisan senate bill. Democrats also offered to maintain funding at its current level, $ 1.3 billion.

“[Republicans] should join one of these two proposals, which would have more than enough votes to pass and avoid a shutdown,” said Schumer. “If the president wants to debate the wall next year, he can. I do not think he will get it. But he should not use innocent workers as the hostage for his moody tantrum to wrap a leg to his base. “

Both parties to Congress have suggested that Trump would have to take the next step to resolve the death. The house is taking an extended weekend trip, returning Wednesday night. The Senate returns Monday after three days absence.

Trump did not approve or reject the Democrats’ proposals from and on Friday, according to the Democrats, telling them that he should look. Trump would need democratic voices either now or in the New Year for passage.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., told “Face The Nation “that the Republicans remained hopeful that they could come up with a proposal that would be acceptable to Trump and pass both chambers. He suggested that it could be the form of a stop-gap bill that extended funding until January or a long-term bill including money for border security.

“There are many things you need to do with border security,” he said. “One is a fy barbarian but also the technology, labor force, enforcement, all these things and our current laws are somehow an incentive for people to go illegally to the country and they are at high risk and potentially serious damage. “

Appeared at ABC News” This week “, Sen Sen Collins, R-Maine, called on senators to return a bill she helped drive earlier this year that would provide $ 2.5 billion for border security, including physical barriers such as technology and border disaster relief.

“There is absolutely no excuse to shut the government on this issue or any other problem,” said Collins, who proposed: “I hope it would be good enough for the president … There is a compromise and people come to the table in good faith on both sides. We must prevent a state shutdown. “

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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