Trump says he is NOT ready to announce a border emergency and that Congress wants to vote against the wall
President Donald Trump has suppressed expectations that he is about to announce a national state of emergency in order to get the money he wants to build on his long-promised US-Mexico border wall, because a government's three-week deadlock closes on Friday.
Trump told the president and local leaders that he was not ready to take that drastic step. He said that lawmakers can also solve the stalemate, although there is no indication that they will.
The easy solution is to call a national emergency … but I'm not going to do it so quickly, "Trump said.
Instead, Democrats need to come back in Congress and vote and # 39 ;, urged Trump. We want Congress to do its job. & # 39;
& # 39; What we do not want to do right now is [a] national emergency. & # 39;
President Donald Trump said Friday that he is not ready to state a national state of emergency on the US southern border, a move that would allow him to use existing military money to build his wall; he had said on Thursday that if Congress did not give him new money for the project, he would explain the emergency situation
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (right) oppose the demand for Trump's trumps; Members of Congress left Washington for the weekend without voting to resolve the three-week-old partial abandonment of the government that paralyzed much of D.C.
A large part of the border between the US and Mexico is already walled; Trump's most common campaign promise was to address the work where geographic features did not make constrution unnecessary
Approximately 800,000 federal workers, more than half of them still at work, missed their first salary under a break that tied a record for the longest closure by the government. With the growing impact of closure on the economy, national parks and food inspections, some Republicans become uncomfortable with Trumps requirements.
Lawmakers tried to reassure federal workers that Congress was aware of the financial problems they had.
In a vote of 411-7 Parliament approved a law requiring all public employees to receive post-pay after the partial abandonment has ended. The senate unanimously approved the bill on Thursday. The president is expected to sign the legislation.
Trump visited Thursday in McAllen, Texas and the Rio Grande to emphasize what he calls a crisis of drugs and crime along the border.
He suggested that if he could not reach agreement with House Democrats on the financing of the border wall, he would declare a national emergency.
To circumvent the constitutional control by the Congress of the nations of the nation would lead to certain legal challenges and twofold accusations of leading overarching. Trump said his lawyers had told him that the action would have 100% right to legal supervision.
Americans are divided on the merits of spending the $ 5.7 billion Trump will on his wall; supporters lauded him Thursday in McAllen, Texas, when he visited to see the bouderzone first hand
In Boston, federal employees gathered to encourage legislators to reopen the government on the day they failed their first salary due to the closure
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and President Donald Trump presented a round table discussion on border security Friday, part of the White House's pressure to keep the issue for the Americans while the shutdown continues
The wall was the central promise of Trump's winning campaign in 2016. Defenders have tried to convince him that an emergency statement is the best option to end the closure and give him political coverage to reopen the government without appearing to be promise.
But not everyone in the administration is on board.
Senior assistant Jared Kushner, who traveled to Texas with the president, is one of those who exercise caution with the statement, according to a person familiar with Kushner's thinking but is not competent to publicly discuss the matter.
Trump is growing more and more frustrated when the shutdown drags and complains that his employees are not offering him exit strategy.
In the meantime, the board has taken steps to lay the foundation if Trump issued the statement.
The White House has instructed the Army Corps of Engineers to seek funds for the wall through its budget, including viewing $ 13.9 billion of unspent emergency aid funds destined for areas such as hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico, Texas and more than twelve other states. That is according to an assistant from the Congress and the administration who was familiar with the matter and who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak openly about the request.
The president showed a picture, which he also gave a tweet, depositing part of the 30-meter-long bollard wall that was built last year with the first tranche of money that Congress had appropriated
This section of Bill Striffler's electronic payment slip, which he provided to the Associated Press on Friday, shows his recent pay at $ 0.00 for his work as air traffic controller at Newark Airport; some 800,000 federal workers, more than half of those still at work, would miss their first Salarque Friday
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., A lawmaker with a close relationship with the president, discounted that option and said it was not under serious consideration & # 39; used to be.
Officials from the Department of Defense had already collected data on more than $ 10 billion of military construction projects to determine how much of it would be available for emergency releases this year.
On Friday, officials in Puerto Rico said that diverting disaster money to the wall is unacceptable & # 39; and that the island struggled to recover from hurricane Maria, the Category 4 storm that struck more than a year ago and caused more than $ 100 billion in damage
Government Ricardo Rossello said that the wall should not be funded because of the pain and suffering & # 39; of American citizens who are confronted with tragedy after a natural disaster.
It was not clear what a possible compromise between the White House and the Congress might entail. Efforts to negotiate a broader immigration deal with immigrants who were illegally taken to the country because children collapsed with little progress.
Senator Lindsey Graham, RS.C., said at one point that he did not have a path in Congress & # 39; saw to end the closure, and later declared that enough was enough: It is time for President Trump to use emergency forces to finance the construction of a boundary wall / barrier. & # 39;
Vice President Mike Pence visited Washington Headquarters for US Customs and Border Control and promised the board will continue to fight for the boundary wall.
Just as you fight every day to keep our nation safe, this president and this government will continue to fight to build the wall and give you the resources and reforms you need to do your job & # 39; , Pence told a few dozen unfilled agents. & # 39; That's my promise. & # 39;
The partial closure would set a record at the beginning of Saturday, extending beyond the 21-day closing that ended on January 6, 1996, during the administration of President Bill Clinton.