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Atlanta, Jan 22 (Canadian-Media): The US Federal government employees were greatly concerned about their jobs after the shutdown of the US Federal government which started Friday midnight -- as a result of disagreements between the Republicans and Democrats over immigration and budgetary issues, media reports said.
When the Congress entered the second day of a shutdown both the Republican and Democratic lawmakers were concerned and wanted to avoid.
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The controversies between both the parties could not be resolved as Democrats -- who insisted that any funding legislation extend Obama-era protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children -- and Republicans -- who reportedly refused to negotiate around immigration until the government reopens.
Although many senior Republican and Democratic lawmakers reportedly continued to engage in informal discussions Sunday morning but to no avail.
Several moderates met repeatedly with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Saturday and reportedly pursued them to reopen the government through Feb. 8 and to hold an immigration vote before that date.
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Confrontation between the two parties which had risen on anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The moderate group hoped that a deal would be reached before Monday, when federal employees would normally return to work.
The Senate is scheduled to vote at 1 a.m. Monday on a bill to reopen the government through Feb. 8, subject to approval from party leaders on immigration and budgetary issues.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)