Donald Trump held a meeting Friday to discuss the situation  It derives from the determination of Mr. Trump to build a wall on the US border with Mexico and his struggle with reluctant Democrats for $ 5.6 billion (£ 4 billion) required.
previously said that he would be "proud" to force a shutdown if the Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, did not agree to finance the wall and threatened to declare a national emergency to overwrite them.
Many tourist attractions are closed due to the closure
The workers suffer, with many who work without pay
The talks between the two sides have not
failed the end of the stalemate .
Wednesday Trump reportedly
came out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer who later dismissed as a "total waste of time".
Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer insisted that they were in favor of border security, but that Mr. Trump had left because "he could not get his way".
Eric Young, speaking on behalf of prison employees, said he had to "live a check in salary" by earning between "$ 500 to $ 700 a month".
He added: "We are the people of this arrest, ending this arrest, if something happens to any of our professionals behind this distraction, the blood will be in your hands.
" Stop playing chicken with our lives . "
A representative of employees in the housing and urban development department said that workers were losing their places of childcare because they could not pay, and they were at risk of missing mortgage payments.  He warned that the inspections of buildings were not carried out – and that if there were any problems with housing developments, there was no one in the department
The national president of the American Federation of Governmental Employees, David Cox , said: "We are not opposed only because we are not paid, but it would be sufficient reason.
"We oppose hostage detention, we oppose collateral damage, we oppose the use of extortion rather than reasoned debate."