"I'd Love To See A Shutdown": Trump Threatens Schumer With Shutdown Over Immigration Laws

Speaking live from the White House on Tuesday, President Donald Trump told reporters that "I'd love to see a shutdown" if Democratic leaders refuse to back his immigration proposals - specifically his push to tighten illegal immigration laws to make it more difficult for immigrants to sponsor relatives - a phenomenon Trump has called "chain migration."

As Reuters reported, Trump said during a meeting with law enforcement officials that focused on gang violence, adding that his ultimate goal is to change immigration laws to stem the flow of dangerous MS-13 gang members into the US.

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He also reiterated his demands that funding for the border wall be a part of a hoped-for immigration deal. Last month, the White House submitted a proposal for $18 billion in funding to start construction on the first 700 miles of the wall.

"If they don't want to take care of our military then shut it down," Trump said.

"We need much better border mechanisms and much better border security. We need the wall. We're going to get the wall," Trump said. "If we don't have the wall, we're never going to solve this problem."

He also said he'd welcome a shutdown if Congress can't pass a plan - demanding by Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows - to separate out defense spending from the continuing resolution in order to make an appropriation that would cover the remainder of he year.

See headlines from the meeting below via Reuters.

  • TRUMP: IF WE DON'T GET RID OF LOOPHOLES LET'S HAVE `SHUT DOWN'
  • TRUMP SAYS IF CONGRESS CANNOT AGREE TO EXTEND FUNDING FOR U.S. MILITARY, THEN HE WELCOMES A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE'D "LOVE TO SEE A SHUTDOWN" IF CANNOT GET CHANGES TO IMMIGRATION LAWS
  • U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS NEED TO HAVE IMMIGRATION LAWS CHANGED IN ORDER TO HAVE SATISFACTORY RESPONSE TO MS 13 GANG
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE'D "LOVE TO SEE A SHUTDOWN" IF CANNOT GET CHANGES TO IMMIGRATION LAWS
  • U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS NEED TO HAVE IMMIGRATION LAWS CHANGED IN ORDER TO HAVE SATISFACTORY RESPONSE TO MS 13 GANG 

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Trump's insistence on border wall funding will probably dismay GOP Senate leaders including Texas Sen. John Thune, who said yesterday that Republicans would prefer to push the immigration debate until after the continuing resolution has passed. That sentiment was echoed by GOP Senator Mitch McConnell Tuesday afternoon, once again setting the president at odds with his Congressional leadership.

Earlier today, Trump tweeted a Daily Caller story claiming that the majority of Americans support a DACA compromise that would fully strengthen the border and include changes to legal immigration laws.

 

 

Republican leaders have also raised the possibility of bundling a bill to raise the debt ceiling with the short-term spending bill.

 

Comments

slyder wood lloll Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:11 Permalink

Ok, Chief Ten Beers, tell us how glorious the Stone Age was again. Most euro immigrants brought something to the table. Shithole illegal immigrants steal from the table, ride mostly on achievements of euro immigrants. Unless you think slave labor and burritos are achievements.

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Twee Surgeon Quantify Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:02 Permalink

And they didn't have Horses until the Spanish brought them as there were no Native Horses on the American continent since the ice age so the romantic image of the Plains Warrior was just a Blip in the history books made possible by the Spanish losing some horses in the 16 or 17 hundreds. So the whole narrative is dubious, era selective misrepresentations. So imagine what fun it was dragging everything you own in pursuit of crops like Blackberry season in Oklahoma or a passing heard on a certain date, never ending ...and fighting the other tribes all the way. What exactly was lost from the prior Thousands of years of that endless toil and bloodshed ?

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BabaLooey lloll Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:16 Permalink

Nice lame try shit-toast.

Each of those "immigrants" pictured in the "Coppola pic", came in through Ellis Island and other ports. In fact, ILLEGALS got mocked and ratted out by their peers back then.

You might want to talk to an old person as to that. I have - many times, with many people.

Gotta love these low I.Q. fucktwats....on the other hand.....go screw yourself

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aeneas01 lloll Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:53 Permalink

Democratic quisling bullshit and a link to the new and improved Biblicism Institute! Re-named "BIP worldview". New look, same articles.

Trump's immigration reforms are pretty tame and quite mild when compared with the Lord's immigration policy regarding Canaan....

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Koba the Dread helloimjohnnycat Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:12 Permalink

Get your grammar right, reb. Goy = singular; Goyim = plural. Either way, singular or plural, it means the filth of the earth and is a word in Hebrew, the Esperanto of the Jews. If you're not a Jew, you're goy.

Hmmm! After it's all sorted out, your T-Shirt idea don't mean shit, do it? I think I've noted it previously but your ideas desecrate the great banner you've chosen to wave by them.

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aeneas01 hxc Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:00 Permalink

Thank you hxc. I wonder sometimes if I'm the only one who see's that Trump is playing a long-game rope-a-dope strategy. He's playing for it all and for keeps. This memo business will drag out until the day of the mid-term elections. The next day is when "Open Season" on the Swamp begins.....

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YourAverageJoe loveyajimbo Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:46 Permalink

Yes

Do you think scrapping what exists and paying these Sinators and CONgress shysters to create moar new ones will improve the situation?

I think shoving a few thousand of these fucking self righteous DREAMERS out of a cargo hold at 30,000 feet over Mexico will send a message that will make the existing immigration laws unchallenged by illegal aliens for the next 200 years.

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