Politics Trump: 'I'd love to see a shutdown' if Dems don't meet immigration demands

22:20  06 february  2018
22:20  06 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Trump pitches immigration plan, slams Dems ahead of first State of the Union

  Trump pitches immigration plan, slams Dems ahead of first State of the Union President Trump in two late-night tweets on Saturday pitched his immigration plan while slamming Democrats, saying they are only interested in obstruction. Trump called his fix for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program "wonderful" and said there were two reasons for proposing it."I have offered DACA a wonderful deal, including a doubling in the number of recipients & a twelve year pathway to citizenship, for two reasons: (1) Because the Republicans want to fix a long time terrible problem. (2) To show that Democrats do not want to solve DACA, only use it!" he said.

President Trump said Tuesday he would " love " to see a government shutdown if Democrats do not agree to his demands on immigration . That proposal, however, would not include immigration legislation.

10 minutes ago Trump demands fix for immigration loopholes: ' I ' d I ' d love to see a shutdown if we don ' t see this stuff taken care of," Trump added, in regard to loopholes in laws regarding the admissibility of unaccompanied minors.

Donald J. Trump wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill

President Trump said Tuesday he would "love" to see a government shutdown if Democrats do not agree to his demands on immigration.

"We'll do a shutdown and it's worth it for our country. I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of," Trump told a gathering of law enforcement officials and members of Congress at the White House.

"If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don't want safety and, unrelated but still related, they don't want to take care of our military, then shut it down," the president added. "We'll go with another shutdown."

Trump's saber rattling came as lawmakers are rushing to meet a Thursday deadline to fund the government.

His tough talk stands in stark contrast to comments made by Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate, who said they were close to a long-term budget deal.

That proposal, however, would not include immigration legislation.

--This breaking news report will be updated.

Dems block McConnell from setting up immigration votes .
Democrats, for a second time on Tuesday, blocked Republicans from holding initial votes on immigration plans.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tried to set up a vote at 8 p.m. on a proposal from Se n. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that targets federal grants for cities that don't comply with immigration law. He also wanted to vote on a separate plan from Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) that links a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a border security plan.But Dick Durbin (Ill.), the No.

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