US president, Donald Trump's offer of temporary protection for immigrants to end the shutdown has nipped in the bud by Democrats.
With the shutdown in its fourth week, furloughed federal employees struggling to cope with life without a paycheck are turning to food banks and food pantries to feed their families, according to several organizations across the country.
The findings of a new opinion poll suggests that the American people would rather put shutdown blame on the Republicans.
US President Donald Trump walked out of discussions to end a partial government shutdown in Situation Room of White House, calling the talks with congressional Democrats "a total waste of time."
Two American senators have criticized president Donald Trump's insistence on continued federal government shutdown, and intransigence with regards to building a wall along US-Mexico border.
The current US government shutdown began at midnight on December 21, 2018 and as a result, about 400,000 non-critical employees of nine agencies were sent home without pay.
A White House meeting between Democrats and Republicans yielded no deal as
US president threatened to keep the government closed for a very long period of time, months or even years.
Donald Trump and top congressional leaders failed to resolve a partial government shutdown that has stretched well into a second week.
Amid the impasse over funding for President Trump's proposed Mexico border wall, the US government's shutdown is set to drag on new year.
US President Donald Trump has to cancel his Florida holiday and remain in Washington DC, amid a federal government shutdown.