Rumblings: President Trump to Offer DACA Protections in Exchange for $5.7 Billion for Wall
President Trump announced from Twitter Friday afternoon that he is making a major announcement Saturday at 3 PM concerning the “humanitarian crisis” at the border and the government shutdown.
“I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the White House,” Trump tweeted.
I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
President Trump is locked in a feud with House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over border wall funding.
Democrats say there is no crisis with open borders.
Axios reported on Saturday that President Trump will offer DACA protections in exchange for $5.7 billion for a border wall.
President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech.
The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.
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The announcement is planned at 3 PM today.