PELOSI REJECTS TRUMP’S DACA FOR BORDER WALL FUNDING PROPOSAL
By Kerry Picket
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi preemptively shot down a proposal by President Donald Trump to reopen the federal government.
President Donald Trump proposed Saturday to offer Democrats, as a trade-off for $5.7 billion of funding for the border wall, DACA protections for Dreamers as well as extend legal status for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. (RELATED: Trump Deal? President Expected To Offer Daca Fix In Exchange For Wall Money)
“Democrats were hopeful that the President was finally willing to reopen government and proceed with a much-need discussion to protect the border,” Pelosi said in a statement prior to the president’s announcement.