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White house closer to partial shutdown with demand for walls

FILE – In this November 2, 2018, filmed photo, President Donald Trumps White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller manages the Air Force One campaign campaign in West Virginia and Indiana, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The White House is downgrading the $ 5 billion demand to build a border that Congress Democrats stand firm against it, driving the federal government closer to part of the shutdown. Miller says that Trump is prepared to do "what's necessary" to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON – Holds the government on the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House insisted that Congress give $ 5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border despite legislative opposition from both parties. Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will be closed at midnight on Friday. "We will do what is necessary to build the border to stop the ongoing illegal immigration crisis," said White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller Sunday. Asked if it meant that it would mean a government shutdown, he said: "If it's going to be absolute." Trump said last week he would be "proud" to be suspended for the Congress to approve a $ 5 billion payment to fulfill its campaign, promising to build a border wall. But the president does not have the votes of the Republican Controlled Congress to support funding for the wall at that level. Both parties to Congress have suggested that Trump will probably need…

Holds the government on the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House insisted that Congress give $ 5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border despite legislative opposition from both parties.

Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will be closed at midnight on Friday.

“We will do what is necessary to build the border to stop the ongoing illegal immigration crisis,” said White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller Sunday.

Asked if it meant that it would mean a government shutdown, he said: “If it’s going to be absolute.”

Trump said last week he would be “proud” to be suspended for the Congress to approve a $ 5 billion payment to fulfill its campaign, promising to build a border wall. But the president does not have the votes of the Republican Controlled Congress to support funding for the wall at that level.

Both parties to Congress have suggested that Trump will probably need to take the next step to resolve the death. The house takes an extended weekend trip, returns Wednesday night. The Senate returns Monday after a three-day absence.

Democratic congressional leader, late Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi has proposed a maximum of $ 1.6 billion, as evidenced by an attached Senate. The money would not go to the wall but for fencing upgrades and other border security. Democrats also offered to simply maintain funding at its current level, $ 1.3 billion.

Schumer said Sunday that it was up to Trump to decide if the federal government would partially shut down and send thousands of federal employees home

About a quarter of government would be affected, including home security departments, transport, agriculture, state and justice as well as national parks.

“He will not get the wall in any shape,” said Schumer.

Trump had neither accepted nor rejected the Democrats’ proposals from Friday, according to the Democrats, and told them to take a look. Trump will need democratic voices in some way, now or in the new year, for passage.

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, 3rd Republican Senate, said the Republicans remain hopeful that they can come up with a proposal that may be acceptable to drum and pass both chambers. He suggested that it could be the form of a stop-gap bill that extends funding until January, or a long-term bill that contains funds for border security.

“There are many things you need to do with border security,” he said. “One is a physical barrier, but also the technology, labor force, enforcement, all these things and our current laws are somehow an incentive for people to get to the country illegally and they are under high risk and potentially great harm.”

Sen . Susan Collins, R-Maine, urged senators to return to a bill she helped drive earlier this year, which would provide $ 2.5 billion for border security, including physical barriers, as well as technology and border patrol members.

Schumer refused to say if Democrats would be willing to consider other proposals than the two options he and Pelosi offered.

Republicans “should be included in one of these two proposals, which would have more than enough votes past and avoid 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 temper. “

Miller and Barrasso talked about CBS “Face the Nation,” Schumer performed at NBC’s “Meet the Press” and Collins was at ABC’s “This Week.”

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