Another partial government shutdown is starting to appear likely, after weekend talks between Democrats and Republicans hit a new sticking point: funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention beds. Democrats want to cap the number of beds to limit detentions, but the White House wants $4.2 billion to fund 52,000 beds. The logjam comes as President Trump travels to the border town of El Paso, Texas for a campaign rally. Forum gets the latest on immigration news.
Disagreement Over ICE Detention Bed Numbers Could Lead to Another Government Shutdown
The last rays of sunlight fall on the dome of the U.S. Capitol January 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Natalie Andrews, Congressional reporter, The Wall Street Journal