Trump threatens USA government shutdown over immigration

Evan Vucci | AP  President Donald Trump speaks about the economy at the White House in Washington

Evan Vucci | AP President Donald Trump speaks about the economy at the White House in Washington

Donald Trump has claimed he will shut down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for the wall along the US-Mexico border. Trump wrote on Twitter.

Last year, he warned he would end former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gave temporary legal status to the children of undocumented immigrants.

However, a disruption in federal government operations could backfire on Trump if voters blame Republicans, who control Congress, for the interruption in services. Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!

Malkin said on "Fox & Friends" that there has been a longstanding battle within the Republican Party between those who value "cheap labor" more than the country's safety and those who support Trump's agenda.

And in April, at a campaign rally, the president said, "We come up again on September 28th and if we don't get border security we will have no choice, we will close down the country because we need border security".

Republicans, trying to protect their majority in Congress, are playing down the chance of a shutdown as the November election nears.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the economy while delivering remarks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2018.

"Please understand, there are consequences when people cross our Border illegally, whether they have children or not - and many are just using children for their own sinister purposes".

Trump spent much of the weekend at his golf resort in New Jersey railing about Democrats not supporting his immigration policies, saying all they do is "Resist" and "Obstruct", while claiming they want "Open Borders."

A month ago, Trump ended the breakup of families.

A federal judge on Friday urged the USA government to focus on finding deported immigrant parents so it could reunite them with their children who remain in the United States.

But more than 700 more are awaiting reunification or can't, for one reason or another, be reunified.

Dana Sabraw, a USA judge in San Diego, California, who is overseeing the reunification of families, said the government deserves "great credit" for the reunification of the 1,800 children with their parents or other family members.

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