>> US president Donald Trump on Sunday, threatened to shut down the government. Saying in a tweet that he do so, quote, if the Democrats to not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall, and demanded an immigration system based on merit. Congress has failed to pass immigration reform despite republican control of House and Senate.
Disagreements between moderates and conservatives in the GOP have impended the major changes to US immigration policy Trump wants. An immigration bill favored by conservative Republicans failed to pass the House last week. Trump has requested $25 billion to build a wall along the southern US border with Mexico. US House Speaker Paul Ryan said last week, that 1.6 billion has already been appropriated for the Wall.
And lawmakers were considering another request for 5 billion.