President Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Wall Funding

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump brought the immigration debate back into the spotlight in a series of Sunday morning tweets. Trump defended his administration's zero-tolerance policy at the border. He said, "there are consequences when people cross our Border illegally, whether they have children or not." He added that "many are just using children for their own sinister purposes," and called on Congress to fix our immigration system. 

Please understand, there are consequences when people cross our Border illegally, whether they have children or not - and many are just using children for their own sinister purposes. Congress must act on fixing the DUMBEST & WORST immigration laws anywhere in the world! Vote “R”

 

In a second tweet, the president warned that he "would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!"

He also said the United States needs to have a "system of Immigration based on MERIT!"

I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!

 

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