Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) objected to what would have been a unanimous bill because it does not include a "quite modest $4.4 billion" for border security.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) interrupted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the floor to announce that President Donald Trump intends to both sign the government funding bill and declare a national emergency over his border wall.
Border security negotiations between Democratic and Republican lawmakers have not progressed.
Add that to the list of things the Trump administration is delaying because key federal agencies lack funds.
Before departing for McAllen, Texas, President Donald Trump said he would almost “definitely” declare a national emergency if he doesn’t get funding for the border wall. He also denied having ever promised that Mexico would directly fund the wall.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump for governing “by temper tantrum.”
In a rare primetime Oval Office address, President Donald Trump called on Congress to provide $5.7 billion in border wall funding and blamed Democrats for the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Trump says the government shutdown is the Democrats' fault, because they won’t fund his border wall.
A look at how the president's thinking has shifted, as the government faces possible shutdown over border security funds.
"After being denied the ability to lawfully petition for asylum for the last 10 days, they are desperate,” he said of the migrants.
Whether troops would shoot back if migrants fired at them, the Homeland Security secretary said, is something the government will “have to work through.”
“We hear views on television today that are on the lunatic fringe, frankly."
These programmes, otherwise known as amnesties, give undocumented aliens a chance to legalise their residence status under
In short, broad, integrated reform of the underlying legal immigration system, coupled with effective engagement of migrant sending states, would better address the challenges to which Trump's largely symbolic and wholly untenable policy proposals seek to respond.
New border security is actually just pushing people to find other ways in.