Local Politicians React To President Trump’s Proposed Compromise To End Government Shutdown

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His plan however appeared to be as much an effort to ease his own political predicament on the shutdown as a true attempt to tempt Democrats into a deal as it did not seriously address their demands and he did not consult them before making his announcement.

Trump declared from the White House that "both sides in Washington must simply come together", adding that he was there "to break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown and solve the crisis on the southern border".

If Democrats refuse to even come to the table to debate and amend the proposed bill, they risk the label of politically irrational and personally irresponsible when it comes to dealing with these serious issues.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans Senate action this coming week on President Donald Trump's plan to end the partial government shutdown.

"Illegal immigration reduces wages and strains public services".

Democrats dismissed Trump's proposal even before his formal remarks.

Pelosi said the offer was a "non-starter" that did "not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives". "It is a 3 year extension of DACA", Trump said in another tweet, referring to former president Barack Obama's program to shield undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children.

The Democratic lawmaker called for Senator McConnell "to allow a vote on any of the eight bills that have passed the House to reopen the government".

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

Saturday marks the 29th day of the longest government shutdown in history. On this occasion, he sought to strike a diplomatic tone, emphasizing the need to work across the aisle.

$5.7 billion for strategic deployment of physical steel barriers in several high priority locations.

"This week", he continued, "we received proof the administration planned months in advance to separate thousands of children from their parents and jail them as a deterrence to stop immigrants from seeking refuge in the U.S. Children have died while in U.S. custody; some have been tear-gassed by U.S. border agents; asylum seekers are being denied access to the legal system to apply". "The offer the President announced today is a loser for the forgotten American workers who were central to his campaign promises", said Roy Beck, the group's president.

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However, Mulvaney also made it clear that the president remains open to declaring a national emergency if Democrats and Republicans can not reach a deal to reopen the government.

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

"There is no amnesty in the president's plan and there is no pathway to citizenship", Vice President Mike Pence told reporters at the White House, minutes after Mr. Trump laid out his proposal in an address from the Oval Office. The president ultimately abandoned that agreement, concerned about angering his base and after Miller and others advised him he should insist on additional immigration restrictions.

"That's exactly what President Trump is calling on the Congress to do", Pence said.

"If the bill is filibustered on Tuesday. people will not get paid", he said.

"This is a common-sense compromise both parties should embrace", Trump said.

According to local press reports, Trump's deal would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients for three years and a three-year extension of protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in exchange for the partial border wall funding.

The offer also includes extending protections for refugees who came to the USA because of war or disaster.

The Trump administration has shown a deep scepticism towards the TPS programme and has moved to revoke the special status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and other nations.

Trump has demanded money to build a wall along the US southern border with Mexico, a signature campaign promise, but it has been strongly rejected by Democrats who view the wall as expensive, ineffective and "immoral" and call it "a political theater".

He explained that the Democrats' reluctance to strike a deal and put an end to the ongoing United States government shutdown stems from the influence of "extreme left-wing" politicians who are afraid of giving in to Donald Trump. If he feels the stage has been adequately set, he might then declare an emergency at the border and try to build more wall without congressional approval.

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