In exchange for the necessary funding, Trump proposed a three-year extension of protections for the almost 700,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, commonly referred to as "Dreamers".
While addressing reporters ahead of a special announcement Saturday on the partial government shutdown and border wall funding, President Trump cited San Antonio as a city that had its crime problem solved after getting a wall. Get something out there the president can say, 'I can support this, ' and it has elements from both sides, put it on the table, then open it up for debate.
James Carafano from the conservative Heritage Foundation said that while the Trump administration should be "applauded for its attempts to both secure our border and end the government shutdown", he added that "including amnesty in the new proposal is not the way to do it".
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is to bring Trump's proposal to the Senate floor for a vote on Tuesday.
President Trump called for an end to "rank & file" partisanship in order to re-open the government and protect the US/Mexico border.
In his response, Trump chastised Pelosi, saying she has lost her authority over the Democrats, as the shutdown reached its 30th day-the longest in USA history.
Another provision of Trump's Saturday immigration deal would include a three-year extension of temporary protected status (TPS) for 300,000 immigrants from designated countries (mostly in Central America and Africa) affected by armed conflict or natural disaster.
"It was the President who singled-handedly took away DACA and TPS protections in the first place - offering some protections back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but more hostage taking", Schumer wrote in a statement.
The second-ranking Democratic senator, Richard Durbin of IL, says Trump's proposal was unacceptable and couldn't pass the Senate, which Republicans control only narrowly.
Top Democrats already oppose Trump's plan. "Third, I am ready to sit down at any time after the government is opened and work to resolve all outstanding issues", Durbin said. Clyburn confirmed during the interview that there would be no negotiations until the president reopens the government.
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President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to threaten to target millions of people living in the country illegally if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. On Twitter, the president said he is looking at "so many options" for the address, including delivering it on Capitol Hill.
Minutes before Trump was to unveil his plan at the White House, the California Democrat said early reports about the proposal indicated it was insufficient.
That's according to three people familiar with the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss them by name.
Trump's remarks from the Diplomatic Room marked the second time he has addressed the nation as the partial shutdown drags on.
Many, including Vice President Mike Pence, have defined the word "amnesty" as permanent status or a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.
The proposal would protect immigrants brought to the US illegally as children.
David Frum, a political commentator and one-time speechwriter for George W. Bush, believes that Trump has ended up in a sort of deadlock.
"Let's go back and forth on this and see where we can find common ground", House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn of SC said on "Fox News Sunday".
After days of bitter clashes between Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, it was unclear if the twin developments represented serious steps toward resolving the fight. The proposal would also extend temporary protections for some young people brought to the USA illegally as children and immigrants who fled disaster zones.
Saturday marks the 29th day of the longest government shutdown in history.