New Mexico's congressional delegation responds to Trump compromise

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While many of them have pressed for measures to protect DACA recipients and immigrants living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status enacted when their countries were destabilized by war or catastrophe, most regard the proposal he put forth Saturday as woefully inadequate. Trump has signed legislation to give back pay to federal workers once the government is reopened. "But the president's plan is a path toward addressing both issues quickly".

"Trump on Saturday proposed granting temporary protections against deportation for many young immigrants and others fleeing violent or disaster-battered countries".

$5.7 billion for border barrier construction.

"This bill takes a bipartisan approach to re-opening the closed portions of the federal government".

The tweets come a day after he proposed during a speech from the White House that he would shield the 700,000 "Dreamers" and the 300,000 immigrants living in the USA under the Temporary Protected Status in exchange for $5.7 billion for his wall.

"While this offer falls short, we also applaud the president and recognize that it represents progress and forward momentum".

"I think you could tell by the president's remarks today", Vice President Mike Pence said, "that we're reaching out".

But Representative James Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, insisted that the government must first be reopened.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC had floated such a compromise to the President as early as late December.

Trump's proposal calls for $5.7 billion for border wall funding, $800 million in "urgent humanitarian assistance" and $805 million for drug detection technology and port security. President Trump could remind Republicans that rule of law and compassion are principles they profess to believe and that now is the time to prove it. "We voted for Trump and got Jeb!" she said, in a reference to Trump's 2016 rival, Jeb Bush. It's now the longest government shutdown in USA history. "Next week, the House will once again pass legislation already agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators to re-open the government".

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a longtime anti-immigration voice in the House, blasted Trump's offer, and the conservative news website Breitbart noted that most of the border would remain without a wall under the plan.

Kushner and Pence had also presented the concept to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday night, according to multiple Republican congressional aides.

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Trump called his proposal a "common sense compromise both parties should embrace", touting that there is "lots of compromise" in it.

The president said these concessions would "build the trust and goodwill necessary to begin real immigration reform".

Trump floated the offer in an afternoon speech from the White House, however, Democrats see the lack of a permanent solution for the individuals impacted by these programs as a deal-breaker. But it's drawn nothing but negative reviews from Democrats so far.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall also tweeted and said, "The president has said he's "proud" to shut down the government and hold Americans' livelihoods hostage".

But during a recent trip to the U.S. -Mexico border, Trump hinted at the possibility, saying he would consider working on the wall and DACA "simultaneously".

Local congressmen and women on both sides of the aisle from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and DE reacted to President Trump's' proposal.

A new Pew Research Center poll, meanwhile, shows that the majority of Americans-58 percent-oppose expanding the wall on the southern border, and of that group, 88 percent said a bill to end the shutdown that includes the president's request for wall funding is unacceptable.

But the proposal continues to include money for a physical barrier at the border. They were not authorized to discuss the announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Small businesses and local governments across America are being hurt as a result of the Trump shutdown.

The proposal would protect immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children.

Trump proposed offering a reprieve on his attempts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and temporary protected status for immigrants from some Latin American and African nations, in exchange for building hundreds of miles of barriers on the southern US border and hiring thousands of new law enforcement agents to be deployed there.

Trump is expected to make the announcement from the White House in a 4pm ET address.

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