On January 3rd I wrote the following thread:
The proposal I referenced above is what our President will layout at 4:00 PM today.
From the article linked above:
The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.
McConnell told the president that it was his view that Pelosi was never going to move. She would and could not negotiate on border funding because of her caucus, and Trump needed to be the one to put something forward he would sign so that McConnell would have the presidential backing to bring it to the floor.
- McConnell also encouraged Trump to make the offer tantalizing to Democrats; it couldn’t be something that only Trump would sign and Republicans would support, but something that could win over some Democrats.
People on our side will call this Amnesty! They are gaslighting you. The Bridge Act only allows Dreamers (700K) to get a three year work permit followed by a one time extension for three years if certain criteria are met. At the end of six years, they are back to their current situation.
The TPS folks will not get any citizenship. Their temporary status will be pushed back for a period of time.
We get the funding necessary to complete a majority of the rest of the Wall plus additional border security enhancements. The WALL is a permanent structure that will never come down. It will forever be a symbol of the Greatest President this country has ever had besides George Washington.
Mitch McConnell will push the vote in the Senate where he will get 60 Senators. Nancy Pelosi will be trapped in a corner if she decides not to take up the vote in the House.
CHECKMATE in my opinion! What is yours?