President Trump Threatens Government Shutdown

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

 

President Donald Trump took to Twitter over the weekend and said that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals that includes a US Mexico border wall. President Trump wants changes made to legal immigration that would involve scrapping a visa lottery program. 

 

The president also demanded that the US shift to an immigration system that is based more on merit and less on family ties. During a news conference, President trump expressed why he wants to end the practice of releasing immigrants caught entering the country illegally on the condition that they show up for court hearings.      

 

A vote has to be submitted before the end of the federal budget year on September 30th.

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