Government Shutdown Continues as President Trump's Compromise Attempt Doesn't Budge Democrats

Pope Francis fixes his cap as he gives his speech during a meeting with young people at Notre Dame College in Dhaka Bangladesh Saturday Dec. 2 2017

On Saturday, President Trump revealed his plan to negotiate with Democrats by granting a three-year protection period from deportation for those with status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order signed by former President Barack Obama.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said it was President Trump who took away protections for young undocumented immigrants in the first place, so "offering some protections back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but more hostage taking".

The stalemate leaves Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer facing another choice as lawmakers return to town: make a fresh counteroffer of their own that would include wall money, or stick to their previously unified negotiating positions and hope a majority of the public continues to blame the president or Republicans.

"No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer", Trump tweeted in response to criticism he's also getting from the right.

Trump is expected to say he'd accept temporarily protecting from deportation hundreds of thousands of young "Dreamer" immigrants who arrived in the USA illegally as children.

Many, including Vice President Mike Pence, have defined the word "amnesty" as permanent status or a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.

Shortly before he spoke, Pelosi, the top US Democrat, in a statement said the offer was "unacceptable" and did not "represent a good-faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives".

President Donald Trump has tried to get the government up and running as the fight between congressmen over border wall funding has stretched into its fifth week, leading to a lapse in funding for government workers.

The New York Democrat said there is only "one way out" of the shutdown. Another $805 million would be used for "technology, canines, and personnel to help stop the flow of illegal drugs, weapons and other contraband", Trump says, while another $782 million would hire an additional 2,750 border agents, law enforcement officers, and staff.

However, it still contained the $5.7 billion demand for the wall, which he said would not be a "concrete barrier from sea to shining sea", but would instead be "steel barriers".

TPS is a Justice Department program that grants residency and work permits to people from 10 countries affected by natural disasters or brutal armed conflicts.

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Trump had not directly responded to her call to delay the State of the Union speech till after the shutdown ends.

Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate, but major legislation in the chamber nearly always requires a 60-vote majority.

Democrats leave meeting with Trump, saying they are no closer to reaching a deal on the shutdown. He said Phillips approached him, and "I believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation". "I'm a Marine Corps veteran and I know what that mob mentality can be like", he said.

Trump wrote in a message aimed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.).

"I can't see us keeping federal employees, 800,000 people, out of work while we go back and forth on negotiations", Mr. Clyburn said on "Fox News Sunday".

Trump said the survey's findings reflect how important the wall is to Hispanics. But Trump, who made infrastructure spending one of the goals of his presidential campaign in 2016, still wants to get something done in his first term. In exchange, he wants $5.7 billion to start building a U.S. -Mexico border wall.

Donald Trump delivered a televised address on Saturday in a bid to put an end to the month-long government shutdown and bring a compromise to the divided Congress.

Trump had billed the plan as a compromise, but Democrats said it didn't go almost far enough, prompting a flurry of Sunday morning tweets.

"The starting point of this negotiation ought to be reopening the government", Sen.

The Trump administration has shown a deep skepticism toward the TPS program and has moved to phase out the special status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and other nations.

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