Trump shutdown proposal disliked from both sides as trump attacks Pelosi, again
- Author: Joey Payne Jan 22, 2019,
Jan 22, 2019, 0:28
Trump's proposal on Saturday represented his first attempt since the shutdown began to offer a broader deal that would involve both border security and other parts of the immigration system. The president disputes that view, citing the temporary nature of the protections.
Kansas lawmakers are responding to President Trump's proposal to adjudicate deportations in exchange for border wall funding.
"With bipartisan cooperation, the Senate can send a bill to the House quickly so that they can take action as well", McConnell said.
The Illinois Democrat is the co-author of the BRIDGE Act, which is legislation aimed at extending protection for DACA recipients, and issued a statement also rejecting the President's proposal. He says offering to renew those protections in exchange for wall money is hostage taking. "But it did nothing to get us closer to ending the shutdown". The plan would offer no pathway to citizenship for those immigrants - a deal breaker for many Democrats. Republicans have a 53-47 majority, which means they need at least some Democrats to vote in favor.
Trump has struggled to find a way out of a four-week partial government shutdown over his demand to construct a wall between the US and Mexico.
Conservative radio host Ann Coulter and other immigration hard-liners slammed the Saturday proposal as "amnesty" for immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children as well as for refugees from several countries.
U.S. President Donald Trump assailed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday for rejecting what he is calling a compromise to end the record 30-day partial government shutdown, with $5.7 billion for his barrier along the U.S. In return, Republicans would get $5.7 for the border wall. Democrats have told Trump he must reopen government before talks can start. But it's drawn nothing but negative reviews from Democrats so far.
When asked about House Democrats who had called for Trump's impeachment or resignation if the story proved true, Pence said that "the reflexive willingness of the president's critics in the Democratic Party to accept the worst facts and the worst interpretation". Trump's proposal also includes a three-year extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that now lets people from certain countries stay in the United States if they left their homes to escape wars, disasters, or "other extraordinary and temporary conditions". But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise", Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a "non-starter".
"The starting point of this negotiation ought to be reopening the government", Sen.
Trump's reference to amnesty in the tweet could create confusion and is unlikely to help the president get his plan through Congress.
The No. 3 House Democrat on Sunday offered a path for a deal that could end the nearly monthlong government shutdown, focused on a permanent solution for so-called "Dreamers" rather than the three-year reprieve offered by President Donald Trump.
That's according to three people familiar with the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss them by name.
The recent surge coming in the midst of the partial shutdown indicates that Trump's Latino base strongly support the construction of a border wall.
"In a very real sense, what President Trump did here was he set the table for a deal", Pence said on "Fox News Sunday". Administration officials said the protections would apply only to the approximately 700,000 people now enrolled in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the Obama-era program shielding them from deportation, and not all those who came to the U.S.as children. "They should do the right thing for the Country & allow people to go back to work".
Trump is scheduled to make the announcement from the White House at 4 p.m. "We voted for Trump and got Jeb!" she said, in a reference to Trump's 2016 rival, Jeb Bush.
In a morning Twitter storm, Trump also said he would not seek the removal of millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States, while bashing House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats for turning down an offer he made on Saturday, including for Dreamers, the immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.