White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short on Monday argued there has been “significant progress” between lawmakers in the immigration debate, as the government shutdown stretches into its third day.

“I feel like there’s been significant progress,” Short told CNN’s “New Day.”

“I think Democrats have moved significantly toward our position of the physical barriers that we’re asking for that actually the frontline officers at CBP have asked for,” he added, referring to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The comments from Short come as lawmakers struggle to reach a deal to re-open the government.

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