"Shutdown" in the United States

On Friday, Trump said he would not impose a state of emergency because of the crisis at the border “right now”, because he expects the Congress will adopt the necessary budget. He added that he wanted Congress to “do its job.” 

A number of US departments, including the State Department, the Ministry of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, Transport and Agriculture, have been working in a reduced mode since December 22. The reason for “the shutdown” is disagreement between the President and the Democratic party about the financing of security measures on the southern border. 

Trump, for whom the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico was one of the pre-election promises, demands to allocate 5.7 billion dollars for it, refusing to sign the budget otherwise. The democrats, who received a majority in the House of Representatives as a result of the November elections, are ready to allocate no more than 1.3 billion additional funds.

Tom Tompson
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