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.