President Trump addressed the American people from the White House Saturday afternoon; detailing his new effort to secure the US-Mexico border and re-open the federal government after weeks of a partial government shutdown.
“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,” writes Fox News.
“Trump said 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 wall on the southern border. 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,” adds the author.
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