As the USA government shutdown enters its 29th day, President Donald Trump is expected to give a speech to announce a deal for Democrats that would give a three-year extension to protect children of migrants who enter the us illegally in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds he is seeking for a border wall, according to officials familiar with the proposal.
Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference January 17, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
His bargain, announced in a televised White House address, held out the carrot of protection from deportation for two categories of immigrants.
Trump pays attention to what they say. "It is time to reclaim our future from the extreme voices who fear compromise and demand open borders, which means drugs pouring in, human trafficking and a lot of crime", he said.
President Donald Trump said on Sunday his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for "Dreamers", but appeared to signal support for amnesty as part of a broader immigration agreement.
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The New York Democrat said there is only "one way out" of the shutdown.
They have now thrice rejected protections for a million seeking safe haven in America including 700,000 children who found themselves here through no choice that they made. Trump's proposal also includes a three-year extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that now lets people from certain countries stay in the United States if they left their homes to escape wars, disasters, or "other extraordinary and temporary conditions".
Declaration of an emergency would allow Trump to bypass Congress to pay for a border wall, although such a step would likely prompt a legal challenge over constitutional powers from congressional Democrats.
He said farmers and vineyards will not be affected because lawful and regulated entry into the country will be easy and consistent.
The shutdown, that has now entered its 29th day, was triggered on 22 December, 2018 by a lack of consensus between Democratic lawmakers and the U.S. president on the $5.7 billion funding for the wall on the border with Mexico, which was one of Trump's electoral promises.
US President Donald Trump has proposed 2,750 more border agents and $5.7 billion for a steel barrier covering 370 kilometres.
Trump's offer to protect the children of illegal immigrants, known as "Dreamers", is seen as a major concession for an administration that has vowed to stem the flow of illegal aliens from across the southern border.
Trump's plans were confirmed by three people familiar with his thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss them by name.
"It provides humanitarian relief, delivers real border security and immediately reopens our federal government".
"We still have to make sure our kids eat, make sure to have a roof over their head", said Shalique Caraballo, whose wife is a TSA worker in Atlanta.
Democrats have dismisssed as a "non-starter" President Donald Trump's offer to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) chastised the Democratic opposition to the proposal as "completely irrational obstructionism", while Sen. "I will take the mantle of shutting down".
But Representative James Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, insisted that the government must first be reopened. In an advanced statement, Pelosi said Democrats will reject Trump's proposal on grounds that it is merely "a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty in people's lives".