The Newest: Trump once more requires full wall at border

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newest on a partial authorities shutdown over cash for President Donald Trump’s border wall (all instances native):

12:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump says the southern border is “like a sieve,” and he’s lamenting how U.S. authorities fired tear fuel into Mexico throughout the first hours of the brand new yr to repel about 150 migrants making an attempt to breach the border fence in Tijuana.

Trump spoke throughout a White Home assembly together with his Cupboard because the partial authorities shutdown continues into its 12th day. Congress and the president are at an deadlock over funding for Trump’s pet challenge, a wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump says a whole wall is required. Trump says folks then couldn’t enter except they have been a “champion pole vaulter.”

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Trump’s assertion on crossings contradicts the Division of Homeland Safety. In 2000, about 1.6 million folks have been apprehended crossing illegally. In FY 2017, there have been about 310,000.

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12:08 a.m.

Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are anticipated to attend a briefing on border safety on the White Home as the federal government stays partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, “Let’s make a deal?”

The shutdown started Dec. 22. Funding for Trump’s pet challenge, a wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border, has been the sticking level in passing budgets.

The briefing is scheduled for three p.m. EST Wednesday, the day earlier than Democrats assume management of the Home.

Pelosi has stated that Democrats will move laws to reopen authorities however not present funding for a wall.

The White Home is looking the Democratic plan a “non-starter,” saying it fails to safe the border and places the wants of different international locations above the wants of its personal residents.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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