Government Shutdown Affecting 1600 Locals Working Without Pay

Trump's speeches have sparked protests from opponents
Trump's speeches have sparked protests from opponents
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14 January, 2019

Trump, referring to a reporter from the "Amazon Washington Post", hit back at the notion that he has no plan for the ongoing shutdown.

President Donald Trump said yesterday he would not declare a national emergency "right now" to end a standoff over border security that has idled large swaths of the USA government, all but guaranteeing that he will preside over the longest shutdown in US history. Some Republicans who railed against executive overreach during President Barack Obama's administration now fear that a future Democratic president could similarly declare a national emergency and fund projects without congressional approval.

"Sarah St. Vincent, a surveillance researcher at Human Rights Watch, wrote on Twitter that "'more surveillance' has become the default answer to far too many hard policy questions".

"We know that roughly, almost 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News, "and we know that our most vulnerable point of entry is at our southern border". "There is no plan.' The Fakes always like talking Chaos, there is NONE", Mr. Trump said. "This country wants to have protection at the border", Trump said.

This is the longest shutdown in American history.

President Donald Trump might end one conflict with Congress over funding for his long-sought Mexican border wall by invoking national emergency powers, but he's nearly certain to ignite another, with repercussions Republicans may regret in the future. Senator Tim Kaine called the wall, which could cost an estimated US$23 billion, a "vanity project" that Trump promised Mexico - not USA taxpayers - would pay for.

Roughly 800,000 federal employees are out of luck when it comes to getting a paycheck until the shutdown ends.

"The damage done to our Country from a badly broken Border - Drugs, Crime and so much that is bad - is far greater than a Shutdown, which the Dems can easily fix as soon as they come back to Washington!" he wrote Sunday morning. Schumer just can not give in against President Trump's demands for border wall funding.

"I'm not going to do it so fast", he said at a White House meeting. His Sunday tweets showed he still has hope he can work out a deal with Democrats.

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According to Al-Qunun, they forcibly confiscated her passport and she was threatened with deportation. They kept telling me they will kill me if I do something wrong - they say that since I was a child".

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The House, now in Democratic control, passed a series of bills this week that would fund many of those agencies - including the departments of Agriculture, Treasury and Interior - through the end of this fiscal year. "I have the absolute right to do it", Mr. Trump said in a roundtable discussion with local officials on border security. "Democrats come back!" the president said.

"I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written, and if you read the article you'll see that they found absolutely nothing".

He described an emergency declaration as an "easy way out" and said he would prefer Congress to resolve the problem.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

Mr Trump, however, acknowledged that such a move would likely trigger a legal battle ending in the Supreme Court.

Since the shutdown began in late December, the Trump Administration has touted several statistics to suggest that there is an imminent national security crisis at the southern border.

Some in the White House argue that Trump's moves helped push his message.

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday publicly rejected a push by Senate Republican moderates to entice Democrats with a deal that would protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation in addition to funding a border wall.


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