Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:21

Country still waiting for word on a government shut down Featured

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WASHINGTON D.C. (ABC NEWS) - Will there be a government shutdown starting this weekend?

Tomorrow is the deadline for congress to come up with a spending deal. The White House is throwing its support behind another short-term extension proposed by house republicans.

 

But democrats are fighting for a deal on the Dreamers, he thousands of young immigrants under the DACA program who may face deportation.

 

With a potential government shutdown imminent, President Trump on Capitol Hill had little to say about an immigration deal. He stated "We're working on it. We're working on it."

 

But elsewhere at the Capitol, tears and protests from some of the nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought here as children, known as Dreamers. And the Republican Leader Mitch McConnell pointed the finger directly at the president for why there was no deal. Senator McConnell said "As soon as we figure out what he's for, than I will be convinced we're not just spinning our wheels."

 

The president rejected a bipartisan senate proposal calling it "horrible" and "very, very weak." But a little over a week ago, President Trump brought in cameras to witness him negotiating with republicans and democrats.

 

One sticking point, the border wall. White house Chief of Staff John Kelly trying to explain the White House position to members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Kelly told FOX News that President Trump's campaign promises were not fully formed. Kelly said "I pointed out to all the members that were in the room that they all say things during the course of campaigns that may or may not be fully informed."