Trump attacks top Democrat for rejecting Mexico wall deal

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The offer is expected to include Trump's $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act - which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.

Left unsaid in the remarks from the White House: it was the Trump administration that attempted to terminate DACA in the first place, and the Trump administration that has aggressively sought to end Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for the vast majority of foreign nationals now living legally in the United States with the designation.

Three-year extension of temporary protected status for some 300,000 facing expiration. But Trump, who has yet to acknowledge that offer, laid out his own plan, which officials said had been in the works for days.

While Clyburn pressed the Democratic insistence that Trump agree to open the government to allow time for negotiations, the idea of trading border funding for permanent deportation relief is an idea that's had broad bipartisan support in the past.

The New York Times reported that Democrats have added more than $1 billion to their previous offer of $1.3 billion for new border security, even if that is still far short of Trump's $5.7 billion figure.

Local congressmen and women on both sides of the aisle from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and DE reacted to President Trump's' proposal.

Approximately 800,000 federal workers are impacted by the government shutdown, many not receiving a paycheck or working without pay.

The shutdown, now in its 29th day, has left hundreds of thousands federal workers suffering.

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.

Moving ahead on Trump's proposal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced that he would put the legislation on the Senate floor for a vote this week.

Trump's reference to amnesty in the tweet could create confusion and is unlikely to help the president get his plan through Congress.

U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., also did not mince words when he first heard reports of Trump's proposed deal, stating that it did not have much hope in the Senate.

On Friday, the Supreme Court took no action on the Trump administration's request to decide by early summer whether Trump's bid to end that program was legal, meaning it probably will survive at least another year. 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". "That is because they know the Border issue better than anyone, and they want Security, which can only be gotten with a Wall".

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

Trump began by drawing on familiar talking points that he's previously used to address what he describes as a humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, acknowledging the violence migrants face in transit to the US. It has the full support of the President and could be signed into law to quickly reopen the government.

The government has been partially shut down for weeks during this standoff.

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said declaring a national emergency on the border to fund a wall without congressional approval remained an option but was not Trump's preferred solution.

Nearly a year ago, Democrats offered some $25 billion in exchange for a path to citizenship for those nearly 700,000 DACA recipients.

Shortly before he spoke, Pelosi, the top U.S. Democrat, in a statement said the offer was "unacceptable" and did not "represent a good-faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives".

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