Two of the sources said the talks continued and had not completely fallen apart, but both sides of the discussion considered whether there was a way to a more comprehensive deal.
The outstanding issues – the level of financing of border barriers and the increase in funds for detention centers and staff – were not new and for a long time were the sticking point in the talks. Negotiators on both sides told reporters late last week that they thought they were on their way to solving the problems.
Alabama GOP Sen. Richard Shelby, one of the key figures in the talks, was pessimistic on Sunday morning and told Fox News that the talks were "stalled".
"We hope we can get there," Shelby said, adding that he was "not sure" that a deal could be made by Monday.
This optimism waned over the weekend, and it was expected that Democratic conference participants would meet on Sunday morning to discuss the next steps when the border negotiations failed. Two contributors stated that the Democrats of the Parliament would consider bringing a package with an ongoing resolution for the Department of Homeland Security to September, as well as six other full-year lending arrangements if talks between the parties continued.
Dispute over ICE Beds
A Democrat in talks said the discussions had "failed" on Saturday after the Senate's GOP left its position on limits on imprisonment beds for immigration and customs inside had rejected the country. The source said there was progress on border barriers and detention beds, but the Democrats can "not agree with physical barrier spending above our desired level without GOP concessions for ICE."
Another helper told CNN that they were "very surprised" when everything came together on Sunday.
Two high-ranking members of the Republicans told CNN Sunday morning that the negotiations had broken up because the Democrats' demand for internal enforcement restrictions was not a reason.
The caps demanded by the Democrats were far too low for them, and the Republicans argue that they would force the ICE officials to make impossible decisions about which immigrants, including those who may have had previous crimes, are being detained should.
The adjutants said the White House had been read, how and why the talks had stalled.
"You know what happened and why it happened," said one employee. "Any kind of artificial limit on internal foreclosures that relates to criminals is not a starter."
Asked if they were on the verge of compromising on the height of the barriers at the southern border, one member of staff said they were "trade offers" but no final agreement had yet been reached.
Differences Begin Days Before Deadline
Alongside Shelby, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, other lawmakers and important officials blew themselves up over the weekend, underscoring the remaining differences.
Wyoming MP Liz Cheney, a member of the GOP leadership, said at CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that she hoped that there would be no further government closure, and insisted that an agreement be reached involves funding a barrier at the border.
"I hope this committee can make a proposal that we can all support, which the President can sign," Cheney said. "But it will have to include funds that will allow us to secure the border, and it must contain funds for a kind of barrier."
Steny Hoyer, Democratic Majority Leader of the House, said CNN American Ana Cabrera expected a balanced agreement on Saturday and would be willing to support a deal that included $ 2 billion in borderline funding.
In a lecture from NBC's "Meet the Press," White House Deputy Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said he "honestly" did not know if a deal was closed and that he would shut down the government by the end of the week would not rule out.
"You asked me a question: is shutting down completely? I would say no," Mulvaney said.