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There are ‘consequences’ for illegal border crossing, Trump says

By tying the issue to funding the whole of government, which must be agreed by September 30, he risks a political showdown just ahead of November's crucial midterm elections.

Democrats and some Republicans have objected to some of the changes Trump seeks.

Two leading Democrats - Reps. The president signaled in the White House meeting that he was on board with McConnell and Ryan's strategy to fund the government smoothly through "minibusses", or smaller packages of spending bills that had been moving through the House and Senate, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

The $5 billion is well above the $1.6 billion in the Senate version of the bill, which would finance the Homeland Security Department.

Democrats have long opposed financing Trump's wall but lack the votes by themselves to block House approval of that amount. Trump threatened at the time to veto the spending agreement, but eventually signed the bill while expressing his displeasure with Congress. Only a few weeks after that, Trump said he'd "love" to see another shutdown if the Democrats didn't give in to his immigration demands. But Democratic solidarity over the matter did not last long. But they have the strength to derail legislation in the closely divided Senate.

Congress has given the president some wall funding but not as much as he has requested.

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Although Republicans control Congress, disagreements between moderates and conservatives in the party have impeded a speedy legislative fix. Some Senate Democrats have shown a willingness to partially fund construction of the wall in exchange for other immigration policy changes, but those talks have repeatedly broken down.

Trump has also demanded that the US shift to an immigration system that's based more on merit and less on family ties.

Democrats believe they will make significant gains in the midterms, and any gains could make it more hard for Trump to secure money for the construction of the wall.

The federal government shut down briefly for three days in January after lawmakers could not agree on funding for immigration reform, border security and disaster relief.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced in June that he was canceling much of the Senate's August recess, saying the chamber needed the additional time to make progress on Trump's nominees and pass appropriations bills.

This article was written by Robert Costa and Philip Rucker, reporters for The Washington Post.

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