Partial shutdown nears over wall demand

National News

December 17, 2018 - 11:38 AM

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, shown here in June, said Sunday the White House will resort to a partial governmental shutdown if lawmakers do not approve $5 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. ABACA PRESS/OLIVIER DOULIERY/TNS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.

Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will shut down at midnight Friday.

“We’re going to do whatever is necessary to build the border wall to stop this ongoing crisis of illegal immigration,” White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday.

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