UPDATED 3:55 AM PT – Sat. January 19, 2019
President Trump offers a proposal to Democrats, in an attempt at a compromise to reopen the government.
Speaking from the White House, he laid out three main points to address the humanitarian crisis at the border.
The president asked for $5.7 billion for a wall along the southern border, to stem the flow of illegal aliens, drugs and violence.
In exchange, he offered a three year extension for DACA recipients, as well as a three year extension for those under temporary protective status.
He doubled down on his promise to the American people, and called for an end to the crisis.
“I want this to end, and end now,” said President Trump. “These are not talking points, these are the heartbreaking realities that hurt American families every day on both sides of the border. As a candidate for president, I promised I would fix this crisis, and I intend to keep that promise one way or another.”
Following his address, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement, saying everyone has made their point, and now it’s time to make a law.
He added, the proposal will be brought to the Senate floor this week, and with bipartisan cooperation, the house could take action as well.
Despite this, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi already issued a statement before the president’s address, saying she will reject that plan.