Trump offers immigration deal to end shutdown

Trump offers immigration deal to end shutdown

The tensions and anger over the policy have been quietly playing out in the West Wing as well, as Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, fended off Stephen Miller, the architect of much of Trump's immigration agenda. Roughly a quarter of the government is closed and an estimated 800,000 federal workers have been adversely affected by the lapse in funding, who are either furloughed or working without any pay.

Until now, the White House had said it would be open to negotiating on the amount of money it will accept for a wall, but has been noncommittal about offering other concessions to Democrats.

But Trump went on to note that work on the wall is ongoing with or without Democratic support, and that the wall will become a reality regardless of what both the White House and Congress decide to do about existing legal and illegal immigrants. Democrats have told Trump he must reopen government before talks can start.

Mr. Pence brushed aside those complaints, saying he thought they'd been written "before the speech was made", and he urged Democrats to take a new look at what Mr. Trump laid out.

West Michigan Second District Congressman Bill Huizenga issued a statement Saturday night in response to Trump's address.

President Donald Trump is lashing out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for rejecting his proposal to exchange temporary protections for some immigrants for $5.7 billion for his border wall.

In exchange, the President wants $5.7 Billion to build a barrier at our southern border with Mexico to stop illegal immigration, drugs, and criminals from coming in. It includes funds for humanitarian assistance, technology, border agents, law enforcement personnel, and immigration judges. And Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, another key centrist, says she'll study the details of the president's plan.

"If the bill is filibustered on Tuesday, and we do not get a motion to proceed, people will not get paid", Mulvaney said.

Approximately 800,000 federal employees have gone without paychecks during the partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

In advance of Trump's remarks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the expected proposal for ending the 29-day partial government shutdown was "a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable".

Mr. Trump and congressional Democrats are now deadlocked over funding for a border wall. And Nancy Pelosi made it very hard when she said that a wall is amoral.


Though he didn't come up with or help craft the proposal, McConnell offered suggestions over the last two days as to how to move the plan forward, a source familiar told CNN.

Trump proposed offering a reprieve on his attempts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and temporary protected status for immigrants from some Latin American and African nations, in exchange for building hundreds of miles of barriers on the southern USA border and hiring thousands of new law enforcement agents to be deployed there.

The White House flatly denied accusations from conservatives that President Trump's new immigration plan Saturday is an "amnesty" for illegal immigrants, insisting that it's only a temporary salve that does not offer a full pathway to citizenship.

The offer also includes extending protections for refugees who came to the USA because of war or disaster.

In the speech, Trump said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will bring the announced deal before the Senate floor this upcoming week.

Earlier today, John discussed President Trump's proposed compromise to end the partial government shutdown.

It continued, "We would be glad to review, starting this week, any proposals he has to responsibly improve and increase border security and provide certainty to TPS recipients and DREAMers".

He said the immigration system in the USA has been broken for a long time.

This would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Democrats, however, criticized Trump's proposal for failing to offer a permanent solution for the immigrants in question and because he refuses back away from his demand a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, which the party strongly oppposes.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who is pursuing a 2020 presidential bid, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that her counter-offer to Trump would be "what we put on the table a year ago and voted for, which was to protect all dreamers".

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