Democratic lawmakers reject Trump's latest immigration proposal

Democratic lawmakers reject Trump's latest immigration proposal

With negotiations over re-opening the government at a standstill, President Trump offered to backtemporary protections for some immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, many of whom are now adults, in exchange for funding for a wall on the southern border.

Hoyer did acknowledge that Trump's proposal included some items that have been proposed by Democrats.

In an address from the White House Saturday, Trump addressed Democrats specifically, accusing Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Sen. He had declined earlier to bring forward spending bills Democrats passed in the House. Mr Trump's offer of temporary immigrant protection probably isn't any greater than the ones courts have already imposed. Polls show most Americans blame Trump and Republicans for hundreds of thousands of federal workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay.

"Trump on Saturday proposed granting temporary protections against deportation for many young immigrants and others fleeing violent or disaster-battered countries".

In return, Democrats would agree to fund the border wall to the tune of $5.7 billion.

Schumer further accused the U.S. president of "putting forward one-sided and ineffective remedies", adding, "There's only way out: open up the government, Mr. President, and then Democrats and Republicans can have a civil discussion and come up with bipartisan solutions".

The tweets come a day after he proposed during a speech from the White House that he would shield the 700,000 "Dreamers" and the 300,000 immigrants living in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status in exchange for $5.7 billion for his wall. Some said Pence and Mulvaney and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were involved, too.

With the rejection of President Trump's latest border security compromise Democrats have rejected security for Americans on many different levels. Now Democrats are in control of the House, and the calculus has changed.

Trump proposed allocation of $800 million for humanitarian assistance, $805 million for drug-detection equipment, border agents, and immigration judges, and $5.7 billion for physical barriers along the border.

Everyone has made their point-now it's time to make a law.

"We voted for Trump and got Jeb!" she wrote, referring to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who had a more moderate immigration position when campaigning for the presidency.

President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to threaten to target millions of people living in the country illegally if he doesn't get funding for his border wall.

Trump's Friday evening tweeted announcement came after Pelosi, D-Calif., on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit US troops in Afghanistan, saying Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip.

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He added, "The only responsible path forward is to reopen the government immediately".

Trump sought Sunday to rebut conservative critiques of his latest proposal, maintaining in a tweet that "No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer".

Trump's son-in-law and senior aide, Jared Kushner, has led the work on the proposals, said three people familiar with White House thinking who were not authorized to speak publicly.

The Democrats are opposing Americans, those who wish to be Americans, and those that find themselves stuck somewhere in between.

Nonetheless, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he will move ahead this week on Trump's proposal.

Trump argues a wall is necessary for national security.

Trump floated the offer in an afternoon speech from the White House, however, Democrats see the lack of a permanent solution for the individuals impacted by these programs as a deal-breaker.

"The way to end this shutdown is for both sides to make mutual concessions in order to reach an agreement". But it's drawn nothing but negative reviews from Democrats so far.

Pelosi said the offer was a "non-starter" that did "not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives".

Indeed, the trek to the US-Mexico border has been reported to be violent.

The second-ranking Democratic senator, Richard Durbin of IL, says Trump's proposal was unacceptable and couldn't pass the Senate, which Republicans control only narrowly.

He explained that the Democrats' reluctance to strike a deal and put an end to the ongoing USA government shutdown stems from the influence of "extreme left-wing" politicians who are afraid of giving in to Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump is expected to announce later Saturday that he is open to trading protections for young immigrants in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall.

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