Published: Sat, December 29, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Democrats refuse to fund Trump’s ‘immoral’ wall

Democrats refuse to fund Trump’s ‘immoral’ wall

Or, more concretely, he would refuse to fund the federal government until congressional Democrats agreed to appropriate upwards of $5 billion for his border wall (even though the Republican Senate had already signaled that it was willing to fund the government without such an appropriation, and Democrats would only need to wait a matter of days before they assumed control of the House). He tweeted Thursday evening that Democrats may be able to block him now, "but we have the issue, Border Security". ".We were fully expecting them to come back and continue those negotiations. I'm not going to tell you what it is", Mulvaney said.

Previously, Trump claimed that "many" furloughed workers were fine not getting paid during the shutdown as long as it meant that Trump could secure more funding for the border wall.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to seal the United States-Mexico border "entirely" if Congress does not approve billions of dollars in funding for a wall.

"We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with", Trump wrote on Twitter. "We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries - taking advantage of USA for years!" It also is beginning to pinch citizens who count on varied public services. It was the third attempt by Democrats to bring up the bill since the shutdown began. Central Americans are also deeply integrated in the United States economy, often performing physically demanding, low-pay jobs in construction, agriculture and other vital sectors.

"Democrats have offered Republicans three options to re-open government that all include funding for strong, sensible, and effective border security - but not the President's immoral, ineffective and expensive wall", said Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff.

However passing any legislation will be hard without a compromise, since the Republican-controlled Senate and Mr Trump's signature will be needed to turn any bill into law. According to ABC News, no lawmakers showed up during the holiday break, and the office of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) notified members Thursday that there would be no votes this week. "We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries - taking advantage of USA for years!" he said.

"We assume that this caravan ... will pick up more people in El Salvador and Guatemala".

Like this: