Senate GOP leaders, however, were clearly irked by the debacle.
Most of those who spoke about the White House’s frustrations did so on the condition of anonymity.
“What makes them act is pressure”, he said. Kelly also said he would recommend against Trump accepting a short-term extension of the program legislative patch. Please … do something about DACA.
Back in September, President Trump chose to end DACA in March.
In the Senate, one Republican lawmaker – Rand Paul of Kentucky – delayed the final vote until after a midnight deadline when funding for the government ran out and a partial shutdown took effect.
After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) filibustered for DACA recipients on Wednesday, Gutierrez said on MTP Daily that actions matter more than words and made similar remarks about “collusion”. Trump did not tweet and aides did not try to assign blame. A broader deal is not within Congress’ ability for the foreseeable future.
On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said at a White House roundtable, “if we don’t change [the immigration legislation], let’s have a [government] shutdown”.
Speaking at the White House during a briefing about violent criminal gangs, Trump expressed frustration that “killers” have been allowed to come into the US. “We’ll do a shutdown and it’s worth it for our country”.
“I’d love to see a shutdown”, if Democrats refuse to back his immigration proposals.
Disagreement over immigration forced a three-day government shutdown in January. The most promising outcome may be a narrow bill extending DACA protections for a year or so and providing some border security money for Trump. Third, more than 690,000 people have had DACA at some point over the course of the five years the program was fully in effect, but some of them were unable to renew their two-year permits.
Schumer and Democrats threatened to block the bill in the Senate because it funds the military, but not domestic programs, through the remainder of the fiscal year.
Trump is gambling that both Republicans and opposition Democrats want to avoid another shutdown and resolve long-standing immigration issues badly enough to agree to his proposal on immigration.
With talks continuing across the Capitol, the White House rejected a new plan Monday from Sens.
“We are closer to an agreement than we have ever been”, Schumer said.
It also would increase the U.S. government’s debt cap, preventing a first-ever default on USA obligations that looms in just a few weeks. We’re going to get the wall.
In exchange, Trump wants $25 billion to build his beloved, proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall and other barriers.
Kelly said Trump’s recent offer to provide a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million immigrants went “beyond what anyone could have imagined”.
He also thinks the USA could support a several billion in appropriations and come up with a pathway where a 10-year plan is presented.
“Right now the champion of all people who are DACA is Donald Trump – but you would never write that”, Kelly told the press.
“President Trump has offered a proposal”. After the president’s infamous alleged “s-hole” comments and the poorly received State of the Union address that struck the Democrats as being hostile to immigrants, many in Congress are questioning his motivations. The House voted 240-186 to approve the bill just before dawn (Eastern time), hours after the Senate had approved the measure on a 71-28 vote.