Skip to comments.Trump offers immigration compromise to end partial shutdown; Dems cool to offer
Posted on 01/19/2019 2:17:41 PM PST by Kaslin
President Trump, in a televised White House address Saturday, offered Democrats a compromise package on immigration in an effort to end the nearly monthlong partial government shutdown -- although Democrats dismissed the olive branch as a "non-starter" before Trump even spoke.
Trump announced that he was prepared to back a three-year extension of protections for 700,000 immigrants who came to the country illegally as children and were shielded from deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in exchange for the $5.7 billion he has requested for a barrier on the southern border.
"Walls are not immoral," he said, adding that a wall "will save many lives and stop drugs from pouring into our country."
The deal would also extend protections for 300,000 recipients of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program -- which protects immigrants from designated countries with conditions that prevent nationals from returning safely.
"Our immigration system should be a source of pride, not a source of shame," Trump said, urging politicians to "take off their armor" and find solutions.
It would also offer $800 million for drug detection technology to secure ports of entry, 2,750 new border agents and law enforcement professionals, and 75 new immigration judges to reduce the backlog of asylum requests. He said that all his measures have been supported by Democrats before.
He spent much of the address talking about the dangers that an open border presented, describing a "very wide and open gateway for criminals and gang members to enter the United States." However, he also teased the possibility of future, broader immigration reform if his proposals were accepted by Congress.
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Nancy Pelosi is enjoying her POWER to hold the country hostage. She couldn’t care less about the out of work government workers. This is all about HER showing her ass.
It will backfire on her. Even some of the Democrats want to make a deal.
The party of no. How about that.
judith miller says that trump should talk to pelosi, but where is pelosi? california? brusells? afghanistan?
Cool to the offer? How about DOA?
Trump is whipping them like mules. The Senate will now pass his offer and it drops like a load of bricks on the Pelosi’s head. Hoyer has already caved. He knows the annihilation of his entire party is at risk as they take the side of illiterate rapists and thugs and thieves and illegal aliens.Trump has ALL THE HIGH GROUND NOW. Don’t let trolls here try to separate you from Trump. There are many here for that purpose. Trump only offered work permits and a 3 year extension on Daca on special cases. There are cases where children were brought here that we can live with. NEVER amnesty for their parents. Pelosi is stuck on stupid so Trump declares the Emergency. This is working out great. Not only are the independents shifting to Trump— American Hispanics are now flooding to his side. This is so great.
If they refuse President Trump's offer of compromise their highly emotionally-charged base will hate them for turning their backs on the "Dreamers" (i.e., illegal aliens though they are).
If they take the offer their whacked-out base will hate them -- probably even moreso -- for giving President Trump a b-i-g victory.
(I do love it so ...)
In her universe she has earned the right to enjoy her status. The Democrats voted to put her back in via House takeover as Speaker: The non-voters (all parties) choose to allow a Democrat takeover of the House.
Hopefully the non-voters will pay dearly enough to vote in further elections. Well, hopefully they will vote wisely in further elections.
And, no, not one itty bitty bit of sorrow for the non-essential folks with one exception: Those who voted for the Republican party. They got dragged into the mess. Just hoping THOSE folks start setting funds aside one way or the other, in case of another Federal shutdown. That is if they get back to work.
YEwwwwwwwwwwwww! Napa nan out of her nappies/grampers? Yu-uck!
I think it takes 60 votes to pass the Senate, which we cannot get - altho it would be fun watching the dems blocking it.
RE: This is all about HER showing her ass.
This is about HER showing her wrinkly ass.
Judge Jeanine is fired up.
I like the table slam.
You summed it up!
Dems don’t want an immigration deal they want open borders to destroy the USA.
The facts are that the status quo Nancy Pelosi is protecting and in fact staking her very life on, does not exist. She is so far behind the times and isolated that it is pathetic
Further the same is true here. The Mitch bashers are no longer relevant
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