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Trump “Willing to Shut Down Government” If Democrats Block Border Security

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California. U.S., March 13, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California. U.S., March 13, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California. U.S., March 13, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

President Donald Trump said Sunday he “would be willing to ‘shut down’ the government” if Democrats block funding for border security. The president made it clear that he considers funding for The Wall part of the deal.

I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!”

But the president has reason to worry about the establishment members of his own party, too.

The presidential veto threat comes as the House Committee on Appropriations voted to triple the resident population of wage-cutting H-2B workers to almost 200,000. The House GOPe made moves to forward the deeply unpopular proposal even as the base of their party continues to indicate their disapproval with low enthusiasm levels.

The establishment wing of the Republican Party — beholden to the Chamber of Commerce — are more concerned about labor for lobbyists than they are about working Americans.

“The cheap-labor lobby never sleeps,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies told Breitbart. “The only solution is the elimination of the [H-2B] category.”

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