BREAKING: President Trump makes announcement on proposal to end shutdown (VIDEO)

JANUARY 19, 2019

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Amid a partial government shutdown that has now been ongoing for four weeks, President Trump spoke from the Oval Office Saturday afternoon, to offer a proposal in hopes of convincing Democrats to provide the $5.7 billion funding he has requested for border security and construction of a wall or fence on the southern border.

Earlier Saturday, it was reported that the president was expected to connect his demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall to the BRIDGE Act, legislation that would extend protections for so-called “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children and are covered by the DACA program. The expected proposal would also include also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.

“Just a short time ago, I had the honor of presiding over the swearing-in of five new American citizens,” President Trump began in his announcement on Saturday, noting that it was a pleasure to welcome legal immigrants into the United States.

“We believe in a safe and lawful system of immigration, one that upholds our laws, our traditions, and our most cherished values,” the president said.

He said the humanitarian crisis on our southern border requires urgent action, and mentioned the hazards and dangers faced by the illegal immigrants themselves.

He highlighted the tremendous costs of the massive amount of drugs that comes across the southern border, and said the lack of border patrol provides a gateway for criminals and gang members to enter the United States.

“As a candidate for president, I promised to fix this problem, and I intend to keep that promise, one way or another,” President Trump said.

“By incorporating the priorities of rank and file Democrats into our plan, we hope they will offer their support for our plan,” he said, outlining his proposal as follows:

  • $800 million in urgent humanitarian assistance
  • $805 million for drug detection technology
  • An additional 2,750 border agents and law enforcement professionals
  • 75 new immigration judges to reduce the backlog of asylum requests, which currently sits at nearly 900,000 cases
  • $5.7 billion for a strategically-placed steel barrier in high priority locations.
  • 3 years of legislative relief for 700,000 DACA recipients, giving them access to work permits, social security numbers and protection from deportation.
  • 3 year extension of protected status for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, giving Congress additional time to work on a larger immigration deal.

President Trump said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to bring the proposal to a vote next week. He said it will provide real border security and re-open the government.

Watch his full announcement in one of the videos below:

DML News founder Dennis Michael Lynch responded to the president’s announcement with the following statement:

DACA? This idea again? Daca leads to citizenship. Leads to chain migration. All in =more Dem voters. U Should have cut off the damn jobs! But no! You didn’t! Flood gates are now open. Get ready for record numbers of crossings! “Art of the deal” is very obsolete.

Why not cut off jobs? Why not crack down on employers? How about US kids raped by illegal aliens? Why u focusing on women/kids who volunteer to break our laws. $800m should help our citizens. How does ur plan address 25m illegals here now? It doesn’t. U need a new staff. New plan.

Vice President Mike Pence and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly helped craft and negotiate the proposal.

According to reports, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told President Trump that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was never going to budge from her stance, and that Trump “needed to be the one to put something forward he would sign so that McConnell would have the presidential backing to bring it to the floor.”

7 Comments

  1. Sandra Thompson January 19th, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    He is done, and so are we.

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  2. Maureen January 19th, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Has Pelosi ever gone to the border and talked with border patrol agents?

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  3. Kathleen Gary January 19th, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    So disappointed he said Notting about E verify or cutting off jobs

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  4. Northa Lisenby January 19th, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    We are screwed

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  5. B January 19th, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Or if the Democrats reject President’s proposal, he can call the shots and build the wall using other sources and DACA & TPS get flushed down the drain. My advice is wait and see.

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  6. PH January 19th, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    For now, I am going to give President Trump the benefit of the doubt. Let’s see what the damn Dems do first. BUT, this should be the last effort for a deal! If his proposal is not accepted then President Trump needs to take charge and declare an Immediate National Emergency! He then should take whatever funds he needs for the wall and for border security, and get rid of Obama’s DACA plan by Executive Order or whatever method he prefers. Obama fundamentally corrupted America and we need President Trump to fundamentally MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! AMERICA FIRST!! AND ENGLISH IS OUR LANGUAGE HERE!! LEARN IT OR LEAVE!

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  7. Audrey January 19th, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    I think he knows the Democrats won’t come to the table. I personally will wait and see. Pelosi has said repeatedly no wall.

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