VP Mike Pence says President Trump’s “heart” is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants’ “race or creed.”
McConnell’s commitment to quickly tackle the issue of immigrant “Dreamers” was contingent on Democrats providing enough votes for a stopgap funding.
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that managing the shutdown is the “biggest part of the process” for Trump.
President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of prioritizing services and security for noncitizens over U.S. citizens.
About 350 people held a rally at 1 p.m. at Wacker Drive and Wabash, across the Chicago River from the Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Sergio del Cid left Guatemala when he was 9. Carlos Roa was only 2. Now, they’re among 42,000 “Dreamers” in Illinois awaiting word on DACA.
A vote to break a Democratic filibuster on a short-term funding bill is scheduled for noon Monday.
Chicago’s top federal judge said court will be in session Monday, regardless of whether Congress reaches an overnight deal to end the shutdown.
Pence told American soldiers stationed near the Syrian border that the Trump administration would demand that lawmakers reopen the government.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has long defended the filibuster. He said Republicans will welcome it whenever they are returned to the minority.
The ad accuses Democrats of being “complicit” in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally.
Budget director Mick Mulvaney worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive.
LYNN SWEET: The 2018 marches came on Trump’s first anniversary in office, hours after the start of a federal government shutdown.
The Interior Department vowed to keep open as many parks, monuments and public lands as possible; the pattern was spotty, frustrating some visitors.
Trump made light of the debacle in a tweet that said Democrats “wanted to give me a nice present” to mark the start of his second year in office.