Skip to comments.Border-Security Funding Negotiations Stall as Shutdown Looms
Posted on 02/10/2019 11:37:22 AM PST by reaganaut1
Negotiations over a bipartisan deal for border-security funding have broken down, aides familiar with the talks and other officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood of another government shutdown at the end of the week.
The talks this weekend snagged over the issue of how many detention beds would be provided at the border for housing people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Democrats have been seeking to limit the number of ICE detention beds in exchange for meeting GOP demands to build more physical barriers along the border. Republicans, however, wanted exceptions to the limits.
Democrats had proposed establishing a new limit on detention beds used by ICE officials when apprehending people for violations within the U.S., known as interior enforcement. Those beds would be capped at 16,500, as part of an existing overall cap of 40,520 beds funded in the fiscal year 2018 spending bill.
The idea is the limit would force the government to prioritize the detention of violent criminals, rather than people who had overstayed their visas. Republicans objected, wanting to exclude violent criminals from that cap. Democrats said the exclusion would undermine their objective.
Without an agreement on ICE beds, talks on funding levels and physical barriers stalled. It wasnt clear when the discussions would resume, the aide said. Weve got some problems with the Democrats dealing with ICE, that is detaining criminals that come into the U.S., Mr. Shelby said. They want a cap on them, we dont want a cap on that.
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just shut it down...we will survive
Catch and release has been flooding the country and they want it to keep flooding the country.
Arguing about how many beds ?
How many beds does Nancy have in her guest bedroom?
This is Pelosi’s shutdown. Make her own it.
deadline is in five days
Sooo here comes the stupid from the proglibs.
They never wanted to negotiate, they never will want to negotiate.
Shut it down, shut it down hard.
Do not provide any additional information, just deploy military forces on an international security issue at the border and let them try to figure out what is going on.
Don’t name it, don’t even acknowledge that any operation exists.
It is just normal military day-to-day operations.
“Deadline is in 5 days”
Publicly issue warning orders to the Airborne Divisions to prepare to move to the border on Tuesday. Watch the left freak out...
Let's see, what could that "objective" be? To make the D party the same as the government, like the old PRI in Mexico? They taught that in their schools, "partido gobierno."
The drama, the suspense. Oh my, what will our grand leaders do this time?
Pfft...what a bunch of fools we have at the helm.
Matt Drudge is another hysterical little girl. He should stick to sex robots and the weather.
That's the objective.
If you don't have the facilities to detain them, and you can't send them back, they will be released into our country to go wherever they want.
And they will have years to come up with a new American identity. - Tom
The VeeP says the wall will be built one way or another. I take him at his word. To hell with the talks, just build the dam wall.
Democrats said the exclusion would undermine their objective.
Let’s see, what could that “objective” be?
That “objective” is the destruction of the bond
between the President and his base. It’s that simple,
if they can do that they have control.
The partial shutdowns are good. Even if there is little in terms of money saved, making non-essential programs less efficient is a benefit to the public when we are talking about predatory and useless agencies. Much of the “resistance” is actively working against Trump at these agencies. So we can have partial shutdowns periodically without harming the economy and potentially benefitting the public.
Trump will find legal sources of money to fund the wall. Administrative costs and logistics to deploy the wall can probably be funded and carried out by the military. This will reduce the overall coat, so that the most fungible money can be used on the physical structure and installation.
We can simply say the new shutdown is not about the wall. It’s about how many beds are needed for detention. We can argue that a lack of detention beds will needlessly separate immigrant children from their parents. Call it the “Pelosi Shutdown”.
The Wall discussion has been bypassed. Now the Dems will get the blame for the shutdown. Who can be against the GOP plan of a larger budget for beds? Only liberals who don’t want their voting block detained.
This will be a far easier win for Trump to sell to the American people.
That headline could have well been used on January 22, 2019!
I bet Canada could send a bunch of ice beds to Nancy
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