Disagreement Over ICE Detention Bed Numbers Could Lead to Another Government Shutdown

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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)

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.


Natalie Andrews, Congressional reporter, The Wall Street Journal