Democrats want a cap on the number of criminals coming into the US that ICE can hold?
A key Republican involved in the negotiations over a border security deal said talks are at a stalemate with the deadline to avert another government shutdown fast approaching.It is not obvious why Democrats would want to in effect release criminal illegal aliens after a certain number are captured. It makes no sense, but much of their arguments about a border fence also makes no sense.
“I think the talks are stalled right now. I'm hoping we can get off the dime later today or in the morning because time is ticking away, but we got some problems with the Democrats dealing with [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], that is detaining criminals that come into the U.S. And they want a cap on them, we don't want a cap on that,” Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
Shelby is among the bipartisan group of lawmakers working to reach agreement on a border security deal before Friday, when funding for a slew of government agencies will lapse again. A 35-day partial government shutdown ended late last month after President Trump signed a stopgap measure.