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.


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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