President Donald Trump who issued a warning in tweets to Iranian President few days ago, is back again and this time he is threatening the Democrats.
According to the United States President from the Republican faction, if border security is not reformed which includes the Democrats passing their votes, he will shut down government. His tweet reads;
I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!
Mr Donald Trump wants Congress to pass legislation that addresses immigration issues, including the border wall, changing the way visas are allotted and other immigration restrictions. Although Republicans control Congress, disagreements between moderates and conservatives in the party have impeded a speedy legislative fix.
Standoffs over spending levels and immigration led to a three-day government shutdown, mostly over a weekend, in January and an hours-long shutdown in February.
The Republican President has made tougher immigration laws a centrepiece of his administration, from the first ill-fated travel ban on people from predominantly Muslim nations to the current battle raging over the separation of illegal immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. A federal judge on Friday urged the US government to focus on finding deported immigrant parents, so it could reunite them with their children who remain in the United States.
Mr Trump had requested US$25 billion to build the border wall, and US$1.6 billion has already been appropriated for the project.
US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said lawmakers were considering an appropriations measure seeking an additional US$5 billion for the wall. However, its passage in the US Senate, where Republicans have a slim majority, is a long shot.