Trump offers protection for 'dreamers' in exchange for border wall

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismisses the offer, calling it a "non-starter."
2:29 | 01/20/19

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Transcript for Trump offers protection for 'dreamers' in exchange for border wall
Next to the breaking political headline on this the 29 day of the long government standoff. President trump proposing a new offer to Democrats involving temporary considerations. For doc a recipients in exchange for billions for border wall. Democrats taking no time to strike back with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Calling the proposal on non starter renewing calls for the president to open up the government first ABC's David writes at the White House. House. Tonight nearly one month into the shut down the president finally changed his bargaining position straight forward fair. Reasonable. And common sense with lots of compromise from the diplomatic room at the White House she offered Democrats some things they want. In exchange for the five point seven billion dollars he wants to build his border wow this is not any. 2000 mile concrete structure from sea to sea. These are steel barriers in high a priority locations they steal Barrett. Will help us stop illegal immigration. While safely directing commerce to our lawful. Ports of entry. In exchange president trump agreed to extend work authorizations and other protections for three years for so called dreamers undocumented immigrants brought into the US as children. This extension will give them access to work permits. Social Security numbers and protection. From deportation. Most importantly. The president also proposed extending temporary protected status for some 300000. Others but offered no pathway to citizenship beyond that. Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a non starter having said in the past that the dreamers and the border wall should not be linked. Well because at two different subject. The Democrats are reportedly ready to sweeten their offer including a billion dollars for border related measures and no money for Trump's wall which Pelosi has called immoral. Rules are not immoral. In fact they are the opposite of a moral because they will save many lives. The president said today that senate Republicans will put his proposal to a vote first thing next week. But it's not clear that Mitch McConnell even as enough votes to start debate the Democrats meanwhile are digging in their heels their message the president is that the only way to move forward. It's to reopen the government no end in sight at least for tonight all right David thank you.

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