US President Donald Trump has held talks with his White House advisers at the presidential retreat, Camp David, to discuss the partial government shutdown, which is now in its third week.
Currently, 800,000 government workers haven't been paid and many aren't working at all. That's affecting essential services across the country - with low-income communities bearing the brunt.
The president has repeated his threat to declare a national emergency and use the military to construct a wall - without the approval of Congress.
Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Washington.