Trump to Address Nation on Immigration Tuesday at 9 Pm/0200 GMT

Trump to Address Nation on Immigration Tuesday at 9 Pm/0200 GMT

Trump to Address Nation on Immigration Tuesday at 9 Pm/0200 GMT

Pressed about the terrorism claims during an impromptu Rose Garden news conference last week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pointed to another statistic: that more than 3,000 "special interest aliens" have tried to enter the United States through the southern border, suggesting those individuals "have travel patterns that are identified as terrorist travel patterns or they have known or suspected ties to terrorism".

But Mr. Obama has repeatedly spoken out against Trump administration immigration policies and made clear since the 2016 campaign that he does not support a proposed wall at the U.S. -Mexico border.

The President continued to suggest he was considering the possibility on Sunday as weekend negotiations led by Pence failed to yield results, but when asked by reporters upon his return from Camp David if he had a timeline for doing so, he said, "We'll be letting you know fairly soon".

Negotiations between Democratic congressional leaders and the White House are at a stalemate with both sides dug in over the wall after fraught meetings last week.

Trump sought to begin executing a new strategy when he appeared in the White House briefing room with border patrol officials last Thursday, believing the setting would lend some authority to his message.

'I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump, and do not support him on the issue, ' Carter said in the statement issued through his Carter Center.

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Democrats returned to Washington in the new year, taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and passed legislation to reopen all closed government agencies but did not include wall funding.

Two days later, Trump will head to the US-Mexico border to "meet with those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Monday morning on Twitter. That effort is created to squeeze Senate Republicans, some of whom are growing increasingly anxious about the extended shutdown. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that if the shutdown continues into Tuesday, "then payroll will not go out as originally planned on Friday night". But Trump and the Department of Homeland Security pushed back on any suggestion that the call-outs represented a "sickout" that was having a significant effect on US air travel.

As of Monday, every living president has said otherwise.

"Democrats want to secure the border?" "We are willing to come to a deal to reopen the government". Such a move would seem certain to draw legal challenges. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union", Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called the idea a "nonstarter".

Trump stated in a Rose Garden news conference Friday: "This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me".

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