This morning, President Trump tweeted about Mexico, and how they’re doing nothing to stop the latest caravan of migrants traveling through Mexico from Central America to our southern border. President Trump pointed out that we stopped the last caravan, but it takes a lot of Border Agents to defend our nation’s southern border and most of all, it takes a wall!
Mexico is doing NOTHING to stop the Caravan which is now fully formed and heading to the United States. We stopped the last two – many are still in Mexico but can’t get through our Wall, but it takes a lot of Border Agents if there is no Wall. Not easy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019
President Trump announced yesterday that he would be addressing the American people in regards to the border wall and the government shutdown.
President Trump tweeted: I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the
I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
During his address to the nation only moments ago, President Trump held out an olive branch to the Democrat Party, offering temporary protections for 700,000 DACA recipients and 300,000 immigrants on temporary protected status. The only thing the Democrats need to do is agree to fund his border wall.
President Trump offers three years of legislative protection for 700,000 DACA recipients and 300,000 immigrants on temporary protected status, in exchange for more border security funding – CBS
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 19, 2019
The Wall Street Journal reported on President Trump’s speech, saying he supported temporary protections from deportation for some undocumented immigrants in the U.S. in exchange for $5.7 billion to build the southern border wall.
Many Americans misinterpreted President Trump’s remarks, assuming that he was granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. His offer to the Democrat leadership was a 3-yr extension on DACA/TPS while Congress continues to work on immigration reform.
The offer is seen as a major concession inside the White House.
It is designed to move negotiations forward with a view to ending the impasse over the partial government shutdown, with both sides dug in over the wall. Mr. Trump says extending existing border barriers is needed to curb illegal immigration and Democrats says it is an ineffective and expensive measure.
The new White House position was negotiated by the president’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Vice President Mike Pence, aides said.
Mr. Kushner had been working with Democrats for weeks as a potential way to end the impasse while Mr. Pence has been negotiating with Republicans.
Before Mr. Trump made his announcement on television, Democrats threw cold water on the White House proposal.
A couple of prominent conservative activist pointed out the brilliance of President Trump, in making his deal public. Last month, President Trump set up Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer when he met with them in the White House in front of the TV cameras. Trump’s strategy was brilliant, as it forced them to make their opposition to border security public and to answer to the American people about why they refuse to fund the same border wall they agreed to fund when Barack Obama was president.
Scott Presler calls Trump’s public address a “set up” for Chuck and Nancy.
President Trump just set up Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer.
He spoke of drugs, sex trafficking, & Americans murdered by criminal illegal aliens.
He offered DACA & TPS on a silver platter.
They won't take the deal & it makes the democrats look awful. #TrumpSpeech
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 19, 2019
Lisa Mei Crowley suggests that President Trump had to make his deal public, so when the Dems tell him, “no,” he can declare a national emergency and build the wall.
President Trump's proposal:
-$5.7B for physical barrier
-$800M in humanitarian assistance
-$805M for drug-detection
-2750 border agents
-75 new immigration judges
-3 year extension of DACA & TPS protections
— mary langan⭐️⭐️⭐️for General Flynn (@LanganMary) January 19, 2019
What do you think? Did President Trump do the right thing by offering a temporary extension on DACA in exchange for the funding for his wall, or should he have declared a national emergency and begin to build the wall without their blessing? Please tell us what you think in the comment section below.