Immigration impasse draws Democrats, Trump closer to shutdown showdown

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January 8, 2018

The chances of an immigration-fueled shutdown showdown are growing after Democrats in recent days have rejected a long list of President Trump’s border and interior security demands.

Both sides are eyeing a meeting between Mr. Trump and a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators this week as the chance to make progress, but Democrats have grown increasingly strident in their complaints about the president’s stance, particularly after he submitted the outlines of an $18 billion proposal to build more fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mr. Trump said this weekend that the border wall must be part of any final deal, and other Republicans have drawn similar lines around changing the law that allows a single immigrant to sponsor extended family members in a chain of migration.

But Sen. Richard J. Durbin, the Illinois Democrat who has taken the lead for his party in the negotiations, said they won’t accept those conditions.

“It’s outrageous that the White House would undercut months of bipartisan efforts by again trying to put its entire wish list of hard-line anti-immigrant bills — plus an additional $18 billion in wall funding — on the backs of these young people,” the senator said Friday after releasing details of the administration’s latest demands.

6 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Navy Bob says:

    So, in order to protect illegal aliens, Democrats are willing to shut down the Government. They are more concerned about the well being of illegals than allowing Senior Citizens their Medicare. They would protect the rights of Illegals by shutting down the Pentagon and not paying our Military. They would rather coddle law breakers than keep National Parks open for all citizens. The Democrats would rather put the country out of work than force illegals to comply with the law. The Democrats support law breakers over allowing the EPA and other Government inspectors ensure compliance with clean air and clean water. They are NOT thinking of the Children and elderly they are effecting by their love of folks who can not comply with our laws in order to garner the vote of their base.

  • GOOGLE, PUBLIC LAW 414, PAGE 2, SECTION 212, PASSED IN 1952, THIS LAW BANS ALL THAT IS TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY. READ THE QURAN, IF YOU THINK THEY ARE PEACEFUL.

    PLUS, THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TERROR CAMPS IN THE USA, YES I SAID USA, HERE YOU WILL FIND A PARTIAL LIST.

    PLUS, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015 AND IF YOU WILL LISTEN TO ALL, YOU MIGHT FIND OUT WHY MY PARTY WANTS FREE BORDERS. PERHAPS IT IS PAST TIME FOR DRUG TESTING ALL IN WASHINGTON AND YES LOCAL AND STATE POLITICIANS ALSO. THEY ARE NO BETTER THAN WORKING AMERICANS.

  • MCCONNELL HAS THE MAJORITY AND ALL HE HAS TO DO IS CALL A VOTE TO ALLOW MAJORITY TO BE THE LAW INSTEAD OF DEPENDING ON THE STUPID DEMOCRATS IN OFFICE LIKE DURBIN, PEE-LOSIA AND SHUMER. IF THE REPUBLIANS DO NOT STICK TOGETHER NOW AND GET TRUMPS AGENDA DONE, THEN I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANOTHER REPUBLICAN IN THE STATE OF KY. TRUMP IS TRYING TO CLEAN HOUSE AND HE SHOULD REALLY START NOW, FIRE EVERYONE THAT IS NOT ON HIS SIDE AND GO AFTER THE RINOS IN OFFICE THAT IS NOT FOR HIM. THEY ALL HAVE DIRT ON THEM AND IT IS TIME IT WAS BROUGHT OUT TO THE PUBLIC. BY THE WAY I HAVE BEEN A REGISTERED DEM ALL MY LIFE, BUT I VOTED FOR PENCE AND TRUMP AND WILL AGAIN, BUT WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO GET MCCONNELLY OUT OF OFFICE IF HE DOES NOT GET THIS DONE.

  • bobnstuff says:

    The great wall of Trump. Not one expert supports it and the border patrols don’t want it but Trump will put the lives of 800,000 young people and the financial security of the country on the line for it. Even Trumps chief of staff has in the past spoken out against it. The only way Trump figures he can get it is to blackmail the Democrats. The only good thing is congress doesn’t pay much attention to Trumps demands anyway.

    1. chw2000 says:

      Go pound sand up your ass Bob. You’re nothing but a Trump hater and a liberal Democrat that thinks his shit doesn’t stink.. You’re wrong ass hole. Now go phuck yourself!

  • Carl Powers says:

    So wish there was some way the Demoncrats party could be designated “Null and Void until they decide to act like Legislators and vote positive with Republications on a bill passed by the Republication house.

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