After a breakdown in talks over the weekend, Congressional negotiators are working to avoid another government shutdown looming at the end of this week. NBC’s Blayne Alexander reports.
(NBC News) A last ditch effort to revive border security talks has all but flatlined on Capitol Hill.
Top negotiators are working to avoid another government shutdown this Friday, but talks remain stalled due to disagreements over border wall funding a Democratic demand to limit the number of beds in immigrant detention centers. Supporters of the limit say it’s central to another issue.
“The debate over beds is not really a debate over beds. It’s how we handle amnesty applications,” says Rep. Donna Shalala.
It would force ice to prioritize arresting violent criminals over those who have overstayed their visas.
The Trump administration calls that proposal “dangerous.”
President Trump, meanwhile, is once again signaling he may go around Congress and declare a national emergency to build his border wall.
Read more: https://nbcnews.to/2tklRrc