On the seventh day of the partial government shutdown, President Trump on Friday threatened to shut down the U.S. -Mexico border if Democrats refuse his monetary demands to build his long-promised wall.
In a tweet on Saturday, Trump said he was "in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security".
"Democrats have a chance here to work with me and others, including the president, to bring legal status to people who have very uncertain lives", Graham said.
He has spoken of an "invasion" of migrants and complained of "many gang members and some very bad people" among a thousands-strong caravan of immigrants that traveled to the United States in October.
President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that Kelly would be leaving his role by the end of the year. He also asked for changes in what he said was the United States' "ridiculous immigration laws". "We will always protect migrants, defend their human rights".
Trump had notably changed his tune as he grew increasingly volatile towards lawmakers who stood in the way of funding approval, saying it would be more like "fencing", that was an "artistically designed" set of steel slats, not concrete.
He'll get $ 1.3 billion and no wall, no slush fund, no cookies in the jar.
"We are far apart", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told CBS on Friday.
Trump's tweets come as Congress has effectively given up on breaking the impasse over the President's demands for border-wall funding, all but ensuring that the partial government shutdown will stretch into at least the start of the new year.
"They said, 'Well we need a physical barrier in certain places, we need technology across the board, and we need more people, '" Kelly said.
Since then, he has sought to blame Democrats, though he has spent little time during the past week trying to win over public sentiment. Trump said in a tweet. Where is Nancy Pelosi?
Building a wall along the 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) US-Mexico frontier was a central plank of his 2016 election campaign.
Mulvaney said Schumer was "really interested in doing a deal and coming to some sort of compromise" but he understood that Pelosi was at risk of losing the speakership of the House if she went along. "And the president must exercise the decorum expected from the White House - even from his Twitter account". On Thursday, however, a new Congress, with a Democrat-controlled House, will be seated.
Kelly has clashed with Trump over the nature of the wall before.
Pelosi and Schumer have been discussing three options for Democratic legislation, according to a senior Democratic aide.
- Pass the stopgap spending bill that the Senate passed, which would fund all government agencies through 8 February at their current levels. The third is a continuing resolution for all shuttered agencies that would expire on Sept 30.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday, 47 percent of Americans hold Trump responsible for the shutdown, while 33 percent blame Democrats in Congress.
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