Here’s the Background Story:
The government freeze continues, and federal employees are working without pay. This deadlock has been going on for over a month, which makes this the most extended government shutdown in history. Trump refuses to sign a funding bill that doesn’t include $5.7 billion for his wall to protect America’s border. Neither party has come to an agreement on the funding plan, but that may change with Trump’s new proposal.
Here Are the Contributing Factors:
The Democrats have been relentlessly stubborn, and refuse to allocate resources for the wall. They have their own vision for regulating immigration, which includes the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that Obama passed. Trump doesn’t see the program as useful, so he’s been attempting to remove DACA since he took office.
He just proposed a bill with compromises in an attempt to unfreeze the government and allow hard-working Americans to be paid what they’ve earned. The funding plan includes support for his wall and some Obama-era immigration policies, including DACA. Democrats continue to refuse this funding plan, even though it contains something both sides of the aisle want.
Trump offered a generous three-year extension for recipients of DACA, Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, and the BRIDGE Act. DACA has covered over 700,000 immigrants left in a legal grey zone, and the TPS program covers 300,000 immigrants that cannot safely return to their homeland. The DNC states they refuse to sign any bill with funding for the wall and instead offer $1.3 billion towards general border security as a response.
This Is What Other People Think:
Poll: Will the Democrats Give in to Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposal?
35% Voted Yes
65% Voted No
What Do You Think?
Trump has given the DNC a generous offer that they’ve refused thus far. It could be an emphatic no, or perhaps it’s a negotiating tactic that will continue to deny government workers their wages. Can the Democrats honestly refuse Trump’s proposed funding plan that keeps their beloved Obama-signed policies in place? We want to hear what you think about the longest government shutdown in history.