Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. gov't shutdown looms

Trump to receive 2nd physical as president after last year's controversy

Trump to receive 2nd physical as president after last year's controversy

Congressional negotiators have met to discuss border security since Trump signed the stopgap measure, and as the coming deadline neared, key figures appeared optimistic that a deal could be reached, as CNN previously reported.

The Homeland Security Department and other agencies are operating on a short-term spending bill that Trump signed January 25, when he ended the nation's longest ever government shutdown after 35 days.

Mulvaney spoke as Congressional negotiators continue talks on a security plan that includes some sort of barrier, whether wall, fence or other, on the border, hoping to complete a deal.

The language could stymie executive actions to build the barriers and has become another problem in the talks, the source said.

President Trump defended his use of "Executive Time" to watch television, read newspapers and call aides and lawmakers at the beginning of his workday, claiming he "probably" works more than his predecessors in the White House.

Lawmakers could resort to a stopgap resolution with funding through September 30 if they can't get a deal, but acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said on "Fox News Sunday" that Trump "cannot sign everything they put in front of him". "This cap will force the Trump administration to prioritize arresting and deporting serious criminals, not law-abiding immigrants". Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build his wall with the military, but that option faces GOP opposition and legal hurdles.

The lawmakers hoped to have an agreement by Monday to allow time for the legislation to pass the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and get signed by President Donald Trump by Friday, when funding for the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies expires.

United States budget talks have hit another impasse over immigration, a key Republican negotiator said on Sunday, raising the prospect of a second government shutdown if no agreement is reached by this week's deadline.

"The talks are stalled right now", Republican Senator Richard Shelby told "Fox News Sunday". While the two sides are now said to be close to a dollar amount for border barriers, Democrats are making a higher level of funding for barriers contingent on the new cap for detention beds - something Republicans are resisting. I'm hoping we can get off the dime later today or in the morning because time is ticking away but we've got some problems with the Democrats dealing with ICE, that is detaining criminals that come into the USA and they want a cap on them.

"I've seen the Democratic and the latest Republican offer ..."

"They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall & now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention!" he tweeted Sunday.

Democrats say they proposed their cap to force ICE to concentrate its internal enforcement efforts on unsafe immigrants, not those who lack legal authority to be in the country but are productive and otherwise pose no threat. "They want a new subject!", Trump said.

House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., countered by telling the same show, "The numbers are all over the place". "There are good people on this committee so I have confidence that hopefully we will get something done very soon".

Mulvaney told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that Trump likely wouldn't sign a new deal that fails to provide funding. "I would say no", Mulvaney said.

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