Congressman Henry Cuellar addresses border wall project

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- President Donald Trump is threatening a partial government shutdown next week if he doesn't receive the 5 billion dollar for his proposed border wall.

A White House meeting over the budget turned into a clash between top Democrats and President Donald Trump over border security.

With a threat of a government shutdown on the table, border towns are waiting to see the fate of their communities.

There's been speculation over a wall going up in Webb County but Congressman Henry Cuellar says that could become a reality.

He says the border wall project would focus first on Hidalgo County, and then Starr County and after that would head over to Webb County.

The partial government shutdown would begin December 21st.

It's reported that a shutdown would put nearly 600-thousand federal employees out of work before the Christmas holiday.