US: Congress to meet for Border Security Briefing

Leaders of US Congress from both the political parties are all set to meet for a briefing on Border Security, on the 12th day of the partial shutdown of the federal government. The shutdown was actually instigated by the demands of President Trump for a fund greater than $5 billion to build the border wall along Mexico.

The outcome of the meeting is blurred as the demand for funding the border wall was rejected by the Democrats. The latter had led to a partial shutdown of the government since December 22, 2018. President Trump has stated that the security officials will make an appeal for building the wall in the briefing. President has also expressed his openness to working on a legal path for the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival programme.

Democrats on their part plan a two-part package for spending which will probably not be passed as the majority in the House is commanded by the Republicans. Democrats have rejected the package as a non-starter.


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