Trump blasts Democrats after border security negotiations hit a snag in part because of their desire to cap the number of beds available to hold detained immigrants.
“The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens! This is a brand new demand. Crazy!” Trump tweeted.
Democrats want to cap the number of detention beds for immigrants picked up by ICE away from the border in other parts of the country at 16,500. Republicans have pushed to exclude a number of immigrants convicted of a range of crimes from that cap. Reported by Washington Post. I’m
Trump triggered a recent 35-day government shutdown with his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats have offered $1.3 billion in funding for other border security measures, but no money for the wall.
The president agreed to reopen the government until Feb. 15 while a bipartisan group of lawmakers negotiates a deal to fund border security.