Trump Offers Compromise To End Shutdown, Secure Border Funding

President Trump offered temporary protection on Saturday for DACA and TPS recipients in a bid to secure border wall funding and end the government shutdown.

Trump laid out a proposal that also included funding for humanitarian assistance, drug detection technology, more border agents and immigration judges and $5.7 billion for “strategic deployment of physical barriers or a wall.” The funding would also cover more canine units, training and portable scanners to detect smuggled drugs and weapons.

Safety for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status recipients would last three years and include access to work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation.

GOP operative Ford O’Connell said Democrats should make a counteroffer to Trump’s proposal.

“They’re offering the Democrats an olive branch to come to the table and compromise,” said O’Connell. “The Democrats don’t even want to come to the table so it’s very hard to get the government back open.”

O’Connell said the proposal will play favorably in the public eye as Trump moderates his position. “He’s willing to compromise,” said O’Connell.

Read more from Alexi Cohan at the Boston Herald

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