February 19, 2018

Trump Lashes Out After Schumer Withdraws Offer On Border Wall

25 January 2018, 01:37 | Christie Tate

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Enactment by Trump of the bill will allow the government to reopen fully on Tuesday and keep the lights on through February 8, when Congress will have to revisit the budget and immigration policy, two disparate issues that have become closely linked. In it, he agreed to support more than $1.6 billion for construction of the wall along the southern border with Mexico. Mr. Trump signed the measure into law on Monday night and government operations were essentially to return to normal on Tuesday. That also included more money for border security, including perhaps, yes, the wall that the president has always been seeking and tougher policies on legal immigration that allow people to bring family members into the country and a lottery program that people can use to apply for visas.

"I can't speak for the president or the house, but I'll tell you, I find tremendous empathy for the 'Dreamers, ' and a desire to give them a pathway to citizenship as long as they obey the rules and I think we can get there", Sen. Progressive writer Kate Aranoff wants Democratic rank-and-file voters to directly elect their Congressional leaders, instead of the current method of election by the party's senators and House members.

"If we don't solve this problem in 14 days, the Republicans are going to have to explain to dreamers what their plan is to prevent them from being deported", Schumer said.

But with Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, it's likely an immigration bill will require compromise from both sides.

The White House on Tuesday staked out a hard line on immigration negotiations in the Congress, as lawmakers in both parties tried to sort out how best to reach an agreement by February 8 to deal with almost 700,000 thousand illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, under the Obama Administration's DACA program.

After both sides reached a short-term agreement three days later, Donald Trump made a decision to vent [VIDEO] on social media.

Senate Democrats provoked a three-day government shutdown to try and reach a deal on a bipartisan immigration bill. Remember, the GOP wants to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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Around three dozen senators, evenly divided among Republicans and Democrats, planned to meet late Wednesday. That's the way we will deal with that issue, provided that the government is still open.

Despite this, Sanders seemed confident that a final immigration agreement between Democrats and Republicans would eventually come to pass.

University President Morton Schapiro, who has expressed support for the DACA program in the past, told The Daily on Tuesday that his stance has not changed and that the issue is "as important as ever".

In a bid to win over a few Democratic holdouts, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also pledged to take up legislation on immigration and other top Democratic priorities if they weren't already addressed by the time that spending bill would expire.

On Friday, the federal government came to a close after the Senate failed to pass a short-term spending bill that included demands from Democrats to shield the Dreamers from deportation. And there's no way of predicting what the White House will do to derail all of this.

"We will be organising voters, the people who will bring the consequences", Adrian Reyna, 26, said by telephone.

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