Monday July 30, 2018

// July 30th, 2018 // Daily News

Trump threatens government shutdown if Democrats don’t back immigration reform

President Donald Trump called on Congress to fix immigration laws in a series of Twitter posts.
He threatened to ‘shut down’ the federal government if Democrats refused to back his demands for reform, including a border wall.

President Donald Trump called on Congress to enact sweeping immigration reform, including a border wall, and threatened a federal government shutdown if Democrats refused to back his proposals.
In a series of early morning posts on Twitter, the president lambasted Congress over immigration reform. He then threatened to shut down the government if Congress didn’t move U.S. laws “based on MERIT!”
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!
Earlier this year, the White House released a proposal for merit-based immigration, which floundered in Congress amid tepid support from within the president’s own party. Meanwhile, Democratic leaders, who have embraced legalization of “Dreamers” as a rallying cry on immigration reform, have been galvanized by the administration’s family separation policy.
Theadministration’s framework included a $25 billion “trust fund” for a border wall, a path to citizenship for “Dreamer” immigrants, and an end to foreign visa lotteries that would end a program “riddled with abuse.” In an analysis of the proposal, the libertarian Cato Institute called the plan “draconian”, and said it would reduce legal immigration by up to 44 percent per year.
Amid searing images of undocumented families being separated at the border, Trump defended the controversial practice — which was in place under the Obama administration. Trump warned that there were “consequences when people cross our Border illegally.” He argued that parents attempting to cross the border are “using children for their own sinister purposes.”
Trump’s tweet Sunday came several days after the government said more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents, and sponsors after a federal judge ordered the reunions. Hundreds of children still remain separated.

Today’s Inspiration

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation.

— Psalm 42:5

Discouragement destroys hope.
Failure easily leads to more failure.
And once we allow our minds to say, “This is the way it will always be,” Satan has won a victory over us.

Lord Jesus, with Your help, I can make it. With Your help, I won’t be discouraged and feel hopeless. With Your help, I can defeat every wrong thought that Satan slips into my mind. Thank You for victory. Amen.

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