President Trump Offers Democrats Compromise On Immigration, Pelosi Shoots Down Offer

By  //  January 19, 2019

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Pelosi: offer does not represent a good-faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives

ABOVE VIDEO: President Trump, in a televised White House address Saturday, offered Democrats a compromise package on immigration in an effort to end the nearly monthlong partial government shutdown — although Democrats dismissed the olive branch as a “non-starter” before Trump even spoke.

(FOX NEWS) – President Trump, in a televised White House address Saturday, offered Democrats a compromise package on immigration in an effort to end the nearly monthlong partial government shutdown — although Democrats dismissed the olive branch as a “non-starter” before Trump even spoke.

Trump announced that he was prepared to back a three-year extension of protections for 700,000 immigrants who came to the country illegally as children and were shielded from deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in exchange for the $5.7 billion he has requested for a barrier on the southern border.

“Walls are not immoral,” he said, adding that a wall “will save many lives and stop drugs from pouring into our country.”

The deal would also extend protections for 300,000 recipients of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program — which protects immigrants from designated countries with conditions that prevent nationals from returning safely.

“Our immigration system should be a source of pride, not a source of shame,” Trump said, urging politicians to “take off their armor” and find solutions.

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