Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown
Added 02-10-19 10:29:02am EST - “With less than a week to go until another potential partial federal government shutdown, talks on funding for President Trump's proposed border wall have completely broken down, sources tell Fox News.” - Foxnews.com
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Marc Lotter says that if President Trump only receives a down payment for the wall out of a border security deal, he can still go back for more funding later.
With less than a week to go until another potential partial federal government shutdown begins on Friday, bipartisan compromise talks on funding for President Trump's proposed border wall have completely broken down, sources tell Fox News.
The sudden development again raised the possibility that Trump will declare a national emergency to access previously appropriated funds to initiate construction on a border wall. The White House agreed to a temporary spending bill late last month to end a 35-day government shutdown, although Trump said at the time that the move was not a "concession" and that he would not relent on his demands for a wall.
"Talks have broken down because Senate Republicans are refusing to compromise on limits to the Trump administration’s cruel immigration policies," a senior Democratic aide told Fox News on Sunday. "A deal that includes new physical barriers must also include limits on the number of ICE detention beds. If Senate Republicans won’t compromise with us on both, we can’t reach a deal.”
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