WASHINGTON (AP) – Latest news about the president Donald Trump and partial government shutdown (local time):

3:05 p.m.

President Donald Trump said it would be easy for him to declare a national emergency and to find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he will not be so quick to do so because he thinks legislators can make.

Asset spoke during a discussion on Friday at the White House with the state, local officials and community leaders on border security and community safety

The president said "the easy solution is for me to call a national emergency … but I will not do it so quickly."

Asset says, "It's something that Congress can do."

Participants included state attorneys general, local elected officials, religious leaders and law enforcement officials at the federal, regional and local levels.


2:50 p.m.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Calls on President Donald TrumpThe threat of using disaster relief funds to build an "unacceptable" border wall.

The new Democratic governor said the proposal would deprive the California communities devastated by a disaster of "paying for an immoral wall that America does not want or needs."

The president had already threatened to withhold federal emergency funds for the California wildfire response.

Seven California projects related to water are on hold. One is to elevate portions of the Folsom Dam to prevent flood risk in the Sacramento area. The dam is one of the country's five critical infrastructure dams.


2:10 p.m.

President Donald Trump His visit to the US-Mexico border confirms what he sees as a drug and crime crisis.

He tweeted that "it's a much worse situation than almost everyone would understand, an invasion!"

During a visit to the border with Texas this week, Asset was presented with statistics on unauthorized crossings and a range of drugs seized by officers. But the drugs were intercepted at official entry points, not in areas where Asset wants to build a wall. And when Asset traveled to the Rio Grande, there was no sign of invasion of the hordes.

Asset seeks to get legislators to finance the wall as part of the end of the partial closure of the government.


1:25 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence promised that the Trump administration would continue to fight to build a wall at the US-Mexico border.

Pence made this commitment in what was to be a morale-boosting appearance at Washington's headquarters for US Customs and Border Protection.

CBP officers are among 800,000 federal employees who must work without pay for what is about to become the longest government stop in US history.

Pence told dozens of agents that, as they fight daily for the security of the nation, "this president and administration will continue to fight to erect the wall."


1:15 p.m.

Only a few Republicans joined the Democrats as Parliament voted to reopen some agencies closed by the partial closure of the federal government.

The measure should go nowhere in the GOP-controlled Senate, and the closure continues for a record-breaking 21st day.

The vote shows that Republicans, at least in the House, remain largely behind the President Donald TrumpRequest $ 5.7 billion in taxpayers' money to start building its border wall project with Mexico.

The House voted Friday by a quasi-partisan line 240-179 to reopen the Ministry of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and a few smaller agencies.

Ten Republicans joined all voting Democrats by voting "yes". The 10 defections were similar to the number of Republicans in the House who supported other spending measures.

The government also closed for 21 days from December 1995.



According to US officials, the Pentagon is finalizing plans that would send hundreds of additional troops on active service to the US-Mexico border for several more months to support the Department of Homeland Security and to install An additional 257 kilometers of concertina son in Arizona. California.

The details are being worked on, but the plan would likely extend the army's mission to the border until the end of September. The mission is separated from the president Donald TrumpThe campaign for the construction of a border wall is designed to enhance security.

Officials said Friday that the installation of the protective barrier would not take so long, and that the troops tasked with this task would be completed well before September.

Currently, 2,350 soldiers on active duty have been assigned to the border mission, which was due to end on 31 January.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details not yet approved.

– Associate Press Editor, Lolita C. Baldor.



The House voted to have all federal employees paid retroactively after the partial closure of the government.

The bill passed on Friday requires all employees, including those who have been laid off, to be paid as soon as possible after the government reopens.

The Senate approved the bill unanimously on Thursday. The bill is now heading toward the president Donald Trump, who is supposed to sign it.

More than 800,000 workers, more than half of whom are still working, missed their first paycheque on Friday under the blockade, which began on December 22.



The Miami International Airport closes a terminal this weekend due to the partial shutdown of the government because security screening officers call twice as sick as the airport.

Friday marks the first day that screening officers will miss a pay check, and airport spokesman Greg Chin said it was unlikely that the number of workers needed to handle the 11 points of control during the normal hours of the weekend is insufficient.

Chin says Terminal G will close at 1 pm Saturday, reopen for flights Sunday morning and close at 13h. That day.

The terminal serves United Airlines and the smaller carriers. Closing means that restaurants and stores that depend on departing flights will also close.

Chin told the Miami Herald that some passengers complained about the longer wait, but that there was no abnormal delay in terms of safety.



Representative of Puerto Rico Congress says it's "unacceptable" for the president Donald Trump consider taking billions of dollars for disaster relief in the United States to help build a border wall. She said it was "playing with our pain and our hope".

A congressional official said Thursday that the White House ordered the Army Corps to search for billions of dollars set aside last year for a disaster response in Puerto Rico and in other areas likely to occur. be diverted to a boundary wall.

Jenniffer Gonzalez said Friday that the island had still not received $ 2.5 billion in funding, although more than a year has passed since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm.

She says, "Using this now as a political football is not what the US citizens of Puerto Rico deserve."

The money has been set aside for projects such as river diversion to prevent floods, which has long been a widespread problem in the US, especially during the six-month hurricane season in the United States. Atlantic.



President Donald Trump is about to declare a national emergency to fund the long-promised border wall, as pressure builds to find a way out of the stalemate for three weeks that has shut down the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

Some 800,000 workers, more than half of whom are still serving, will miss their first payday on Friday, and Washington is preparing to set a dubious record for the longest government stint in the history of the states. -United. That left Republicans on Capitol Hill increasingly uncomfortable with AssetThe requirements of.

Asked about the fate of those who go without pay, the president changed his approach, saying that he felt very badly "for people whose family members were killed" by criminals come by the border.

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