Trump Threatened a Shutdown Over Immigration. But It Has Nothing to Do With Immigration

Feb 07, 2018, 12:43 PM

On Tuesday afternoon, ahead of a crucial vote in Congress to keep the government open past this week, President Donald Trump startled lawmakers by saying he'd "love to see a shutdown" if Democrats refused to cede ground in the debate over immigration policy.

Alarming words, yes, but there's one issue: the talks to fund the government and avert a shutdown don't have anything to do with immigration. And Republicans want to keep it that way.