The Government Could Shutdown on Friday

The Government Could Shutdown on Friday

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Trumps one-year presidential anniversary is just around the corner and with it may come a government shutdown. A government shutdown happens when the funding expires for the US government and no new funding bill has been passed. There have been 18 shutdowns since 1976.

Trump is blaming the Democrats for the possible shutdown, saying that they are holding up the DACA deal. DACA is the program made by Obama to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation, allowing them to work and live in the U.S.

Trump’s stance of immigration has been very clear from the start, he wants all illegal immigrants out. He has already said he will not approve a deal that does not include a wall at the borders. Yet, last week, Trump told Democrats whatever they come up with, he will sign, and even said he will take the heat that comes with it. Once the deal was presented to him, he would not agree to sign it.

The Republicans also have majority control over the White House and Senate yet, they are blaming the Democrats.

The deadline for the budget deal is on Friday, and if it does not go through, we will face a federal government shutdown. This means government agencies are required to shutdown. Meaning more than 800,000 federal workers would be temporality out of work, national parks and the Smithsonian museums would close to visitors, if you need a passport, visa or gun permit, you’ll have to wait, and active military personnel and veterans may not be paid. However, mail will still run and social security will still be paid out.

Written by Clarke Jones