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By Rebecca Shabad, Frank Thorp V, Alex Moe and Garrett Haake
Top Democratic Followers Rep. Nita Lowey from New York and Sen. Patrick Leahy from Vermont was expected to meet behind closed doors with their Republican counterparts, Rep. Kay Granger in Texas and Sen. Richard Shelby in Alabama, Monday afternoon at Capitol Hill.
Despite apparent progress last week, the talks talked about the weekend. The current stumbling block in the negotiations is not over a barrier at the southern border – it is over the number of detention places for unrecorded immigrants entering the country.
"I hope we can get out of dime later in the day or in the morning because time is ticking away," said Shelby, who leads negotiations in a two-party conference conference committee, on "Fox News Sunday." Democrats who deal with ICE who maintain criminals Enter the United States and they want a cap on them. We do not want a cap on it. "
" I think the next 24 hours is crucial, "added Shelby interviewed Sunday morning.
A senior democratic aide told NBC News on Sunday that the Senate Republicans would need to accept the "boundaries" of the Trump immigration policies in the form of a hood on the bed count: "An agreement involving new physical barriers must all include restrictions on If the Senate Republicans do not want to compromise on both of us, we cannot reach an agreement. "
Democrats say they do not want more detention bids because they believe the more humane policy is to allow asylum seekers and other immigrants without criminal records to be released while awaiting their immigration procedures.
In a letter sent to dealers during the last round of negotiations in January, the White Huss Office for Management and Budget requested DKK 4.2 billion. $ 52,000, $ 798 million $ more than current funding levels.
Democrats propose a cap of 16,500 detention camps.
"A cap on ICE detention camps will force the Trump administration to prioritize expulsion for criminals and people who constitute real security threats, not law-abiding immigrants contributing to our country," Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Chairman of the Homeland Security Assropriations commission and a member of the Conference Committee, said in a statement Sunday.
A detention camp cap, a house democratic aide said, would also revive the Trump administration's deportation agenda.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the former Senate Majority Whip, said on Twitter Monday that Democratic Demand was "arbitrary, and will allow criminals to free the homeland freely. Rs believes some undocumented immigrants who commit crimes in the United States do not should be subject to a cap. "
Rep. Dan Kildee from Michigan, the Democratic Caucus Chief of Defense, was asked Monday at CNN if a line was drawn on the bed counting problem, it would be worth risking another government's interruption.
"All I can say is this is a priority for us," he replied. "The question we have raised is the number of beds available, forcing the administration to prioritize the use of these beds which we naturally think would force them to be used to actual people who might pose a danger or danger. "
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who hosted several members of the Camp David Congress at the weekend, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the White House "ab cannot exclusively" exclude another state's interruption. "
" Let's say the toughest left wing of the Democratic Party rules in this debate and they make a bill on the president's desk with e.g. zero money for the wall or $ 800 million, an absurdly low figure. How does he sign it? "He said.
The Republicans are beginning to discuss the idea of proposing a one-year sustained decision that would hold funding at the current level, but it is not unclear that Democrats controlling the Parliament would accept it and it is unclear if President Trump wanted to sign it.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the negotiations went bad. Not only are they unwilling to give dollars for the obviously necessary walls (they override recommendations from border patrol experts), but they don't even want to take the muderers [sic] in jail! What happens? "
The president travels to El Paso, Texas, Monday to hold a Make America Great Again rally and deliver what he described on Twitter Monday as a" great talk of border security and much more. "