Tag: Wall

White House: Donald Trump OK with second shutdown for border wall funding

WASHINGTON — Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says President Donald Trump is prepared for another government shutdown if Congress won’t work with him to secure the southern border. Mulvaney says Trump doesn’t want to see federal agencies closed again and doesn’t want to declare a national emergency either. But he says Trump…

‘It’s off to the races’: Trump vows to move forward with the wall in 21 days, deal or no deal

President Donald Trump’s administration has promised to “move forward building the wall” in 21 days “with or without the Democrats,” countering the #TrumpCaved narrative dominating Twitter after the president ended the shutdown. “The only outstanding question is whether the Democrats want something or nothing,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted as if to confirm an ambiguous…

Trump's compromise: Wall funding for DACA extension

In a “major announcement” from the White House, US President Donald Trump offered a three-year stay of deportation for DACA recipients in exchange for border wall funding to end government shutdown. Democrats have already said no. Trump began his speech by describing the “tragedy” at the border, saying that a legal immigration system that “upholds our…

Trump stops short of emergency declaration in border wall fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency “right now” to end a standoff over border security that has idled large swaths of the U.S. government, all but guaranteeing that he will preside over the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The dispute has disrupted everything from air…