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Trump Immigration Plan Includes DACA Extension, Wall Funding

The president says the Senate will take up his plan this week.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Pres. trump is willing to make a deal that could end the government shutdown. But, Democrats would still have to approve money for a border wall. The president made his proposal in a speech Saturday afternoon.

The plan:

  • The border wall, a deployment of 230 miles of steel barrier in strategic places this year. The cost would be $5.7 billion.
  • Nearly $2 billion for new border agents and judges to reduce the case load from immigration cases.
  • An extension of DACA protections for three years, as a compromise, which translates into three more years of protections for DACA recipients from deportation.
  • Weekly meetings with both Democrats and Republicans to solve immigration issues.

"The proposal...is based on input from our border agents, and Homeland Security professionals and professionals they are. They know what they're doing," said Trump. "It is a compassionate response to the ongoing tragedy on our southern border."

Trump said the plan comes from meetings in recent weeks with Democrat lawmakers, and represents some proposals they have supported recently or in the past. He said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would likely introduce the bill in the Senate this week.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Twitter before the announcement that the plan was made up of proposals that had been previously rejected, and was unacceptable, as did other House Democrats.

PHOTO: Donald Trump on Twitter

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