Sunday, January 20, 2019

President Trump Offers Proposal to End U.S. Government Shutdown


In a special Saturday address, President Donald Trump yesterday offered a proposal (here is the proposal) to end the government shutdown, offering temporary protection from deportations for DACA and TPS recipients in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a "steel barrier system" along the U.S./Mexico border.  Blaming the porous border for crime, drugs, and a "humanitarian crisis," President Trump's remarks replayed his immigration speech earlier this month.

The President's speech from the White House sought to shift the political dynamics of the longest government shutdown in history after polls showed that he was getting most of the blame
"This is a common-sense compromise both parties should embrace," Trump said.
Democrats swiftly rejected the proposal and called on Trump to open the government before negotiations on immigration could start.
In this op/ed, Nolan Rappaport on The Hill argues that Democrats should seriously consider Trump's proposal.

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