Border wall talks hit a stalemate

National News

February 11, 2019 - 9:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget negotiators will meet today to revive talks over border security issues that are central to legislation to prevent key parts of the government from shutting down on Saturday, but an air of pessimism remains after talks broke down over the weekend.

They collapsed over Democratic demands to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, and the two sides remained separated over how much to spend on President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. A Friday midnight deadline is looming to prevent a second partial government shutdown.

Key negotiators plan to meet today, Democratic and GOP aides say, but for now the mood is not hopeful.

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