Trump announces proposal to end shutdown; Democrats immediately reject it

Trump announces proposal to end shutdown; Democrats immediately reject it
The minority leaders of Congress at the 2018 State of the Union address

[Ed. – As expected, the proposal was for a DACA concession in exchange for wall funding. Democrats actually were publicly rejecting any such plan even before Trump’s address from the White House on Saturday afternoon.]

According to a statement from the White House, the deal proposed by the president included:

  • $5.7 billion to fund a steel barrier system, including embedded investments in technology and roads, on our southern border in the priority areas cited by Border Patrol.

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In exchange for the requests, the Trump administration offered:

  • Provisional status will be granted for three years for current DACA recipients, covering 700,000 illegal immigrants brought here by their parents at a young age.
    • This status will give them access to work permits, social security numbers, and protection from deportation.

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer immediately rejected Trump’s offer, claiming that Trump offering protections for DACA and TPS recipients “is not a compromise but more hostage taking.”

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