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New government shutdown looms as negotiators fail to reach deal over Trump border wall funding


Added 02-11-19 10:11:02am EST - “A new US government shutdown looks increasingly likely as negotiations reached an impasse on whether to limit the number of undocumented immigrants that can be detained. The two sides also remain separated on how much spending to…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “New government shutdown looms as negotiators fail to reach deal over Trump border wall funding”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A new US government shutdown looks increasingly likely as negotiations reached an impasse on whether to limit the number of undocumented immigrants that can be detained.

The two sides also remain separated on how much spending to allocate for president Donald Trump‘s promised border wall.

With a deadline of Friday approaching, talks between Democrat and Republican negotiators stalled over a dispute about curbing the number of immigrants that can be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Republicans have said they don’t want that cap to apply to immigrants caught committing crimes, but Democrats do.

Mr Trump used the dispute to cast the Democrats as being soft on criminals. ”I don’t think the Dems on the Border Committee are being allowed by their leaders to make a deal. They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall & now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention!” he tweeted on Sunday.

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