Published: Mon, January 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

President Trump on Saturday put a concrete compromise on the table to end the government shutdown.

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.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi takes questions from reporters, January 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, the issue passed to the Senate, where McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this week. The president has dug in on wall funding, resulting in a government shutdown beginning in late December.

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Trump says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will bring the proposal for a vote in the Senate this week. Democrats contend that Trump's push for the wall is immoral and that it is an ineffective way to stop illegal crossings. "I will be very curious to see how the Democrats-especially in the Senate-choose to deal with this piece of legislation".

President Donald Trump wants $5.7 billion for a border wall along the United States-Mexico border. Leaders insisted Trump needs to open the government before beginning any negotiations over border security or barrier funding.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is accusing Trump of "more hostage-taking".

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Vice President Mike Pence, along with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney have been working "non-stop" on the proposal, according to one of the people. "His proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives", she said.

"It is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the House, and taken together, they are a non-starter", she added.

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. The move, to talk to rank and file Democrats, is an attempt by Republicans to get some Democrats to break ranks with Schumer and Pelosi. Others said the president, who has moved to end both DACA and TPS, was trying to give back things he had taken away.

"I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don't want criminals and people that have lots of problems and drugs pouring into our country", Trump said at the time. On Twitter, the president said he is looking at "so many options" for the address, including delivering it on Capitol Hill. But Trump, who has yet to acknowledge that offer, laid out his own plan, which officials said had been in the works for days. "Democrats shouldn't play this game with Trump". The president also tried to fend off criticism from the right, as conservatives accused him of embracing "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally.

"Trump proposes amnesty. We voted for Trump and got Jeb", Coulter tweeted.

President Donald Trump's 2020 team has found a rather clever way to cash in on the border wall debate. "So if we grant citizenship to a BILLION foreigners, maybe we can finally get a full border wall". "The President's proposal reflects that".

Between the two groups, that's more than 1 million people who Democrats claim to care about. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio also said that it sounded like a "reasonable deal". "Let's find a way to be able to get the government open because there are elements in this that are clearly elements that have been supported by Democrats strongly in the past". "The best way to fix this is through legislation".

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