Trump's "shithole countries" remark has increased the odds of a government shutdown

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The current programme that funds the federal government is due to expire at midnight this Friday, giving Democrats some leverage to demand a deal as they could force a government shutdown.

In remarks to reporters at a dinner photo opportunity with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in West Palm Beach, Florida, Trump said he is "ready and willing to make a deal" on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but he doesn't believe Democrats want to reach an agreement.

Democratic strategists involved in 2018 races acknowledged the complicated politics of immigration but noted that protections for Dreamers are politically popular across the board and said Republicans - who control all levers of government power - would be blamed for a shutdown. "No more Lotteries! #AMERICA FIRST".

Republicans are not the only ones who could face political consequences over a potential government shutdown if lawmakers do not strike a deal on spending and immigration by the end of the week.

The immigration debate is taking place against a backdrop of controversy after Pres. Trump reportedly used a vulgar term in referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations, during an Oval Office meeting with senators regarding an immigration deal. Trump allegedly said he'd rather have more immigrants from Norway, a predominately white country, and fewer from "shithole countries" in Africa and said the US didn't need anymore people from Haiti.

The divide between the White House and Congress on this issue that was exposed after the President's dismissal of a bipartisan deal dims any chances of a spending bill with DACA language passing this week. "We are going to fight Donald Trump every step of the way", U.S. Sen.

The deal hit a snag after reports Thursday that Mr. Trump told lawmakers at a meeting on immigration at the that the us didn't need more immigrants from "sh-hole countries" like Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries.


Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen tweeted a reminder to so-called "Dreamers" to take advantage of the announcement and resume submitting renewal applications. Trump's staunchest supporters consider any route to citizenship for the "Dreamers" amnesty for lawbreakers.

"I've been negotiating and working with the democrats on immigration for 17 years", Flake said", And on this issue, on DACA or on the Dream Act, for a number of years.

"We're not going to leave you behind", he said of the DACA beneficiaries.

"I am telling you that he did not use that word. I know what I heard, and I know what I said to the president", Graham told the Times. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham.

"I'm telling you, he did not use that word", he said on ABC's "This Week" program.

The most likely scenario in the coming days, according to reports, is that Congress passes a short-term funding extension with new cap levels, giving appropriators - staffers who do technical budgetary work - time to hash out exactly where to spend the money. She said her parents "never took a thing" from the government while achieving the American dream.

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