In exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall, he gave his support for a three-year extension of protection for the 700,000 immigrants who arrived in the country as children. As he notes, the Democrats rejected it out of hand. "It's clearly a Republican-and-Republican negotiation", a Democratic congressional aide with direct knowledge of negotiations told CNN. This is in line with the bipartisan Bridge Act proposed by Sen.
"It's clear the President realizes that by closing the government and hurting so many American workers and their families, he has put himself and the country in an untenable position", Schumer said in a statement.
The calculus for the majority leader changed as the shutdown has dragged on, people familiar with his thinking said, pointing to Pelosi's letter to Trump on Wednesday suggesting he postpone his January 29 State of the Union address until the government reopens.
"I cannot support the proposed offer as reported and do not believe it can pass the Senate", he said in a statement. "Third, I am ready to sit down at any time after the government is opened and work to resolve all outstanding issues", Durbin said.
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney insisted that declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress - Trump has threatened to do so - remains on the table, but added that the "best way to fix this is through legislation".
Youth leaders asked that Congressional Democrats stand strong against the false compromise, and demanded that Trump reopen the government.
The Kentucky Republican calls Trump's proposal a "fair compromise" for ending the standoff. But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise", Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a "non-starter".
Joe Manchin weighed in on the President's announcement in a tweet on Saturday evening, saying he was "hopeful" that this proposal would allow the government to open soon.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC had floated such a compromise to the President as early as late December. "They want us to give up a part of ourselves to gain temporary aid", explained Monica, OneAmerica youth leader from Federal Way. "With this proposal, Trump expanded the conversation".
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Four of the injured were described as being in "serious" condition, and the others have minor injuries. The blaze broke out before dawn in a three-storey block used to accommodate young resort workers.
Democrats were hopeful that the President was finally willing be to re-open government and proceed with a much-need discussion to protect the border. He said previous presidents had not made real progress on immigration, which had led to "tragic consequences".
The BRIDGE Act would allow those immigrants to remain in the country and receive work authorization for three years after the deal is approved.
Trump's offer would not provide the path to permanent legal status - or citizenship - for DACA beneficiaries that many Democrats have sought in any immigration deal that dramatically ramps up border security.
The shutdown became the longest on record last weekend. "100 miles of border wall in exchange for amnestying millions of illegals".
Today, @POTUS outlined a viable plan to secure our borders, provide protections for DACA recipients and reopen the government.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday said that he will take up legislation on Trump's immigration plan next week, in exchange for funding of the border wall that would end the almost month-long partial government shutdown.
It will be hard for the measure to get 60 votes needed to survive in the Senate, and it seems certain to die in the House.
"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 money is roughly split between port security and funding for additional judges. "Next week, the House will once again pass legislation already agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators to re-open the government". Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., also said he opposed the plan.
This package including the $1 billion will be the 10th measure House Democrats vote on in an effort to reopen the government since the new session of Congress began.