Immigration deal in jeopardy after Democrats retract border wall funding

January 24, 2018

Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday a bipartisan bill on immigration that is central to clearing the way for a government spending deal next month is in serious jeopardy now that Democrats seem to be refusing to pay for a southern border wall.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday withdrew an offer he made to President Trump last week that in exchange for protecting so-called “Dreamers,” Democrats would agree to $25 billion for border security, including a wall. The Senate minority leader made that offer after Trump invited him to the White House to try to negotiate an accord on federal funding that was hours away from expiring.

Schumer said Tuesday the wall money offer was valid only if Trump came out publicly in favor of the deal, which Schumer believes would have pressured the House and Senate GOP to get behind it.

“He didn’t do that,” Schumer said. “We are going to have to start on a new basis and the wall offer is off the table.”

Schumer seemed to indicate later that he was only rescinding that specific border wall offer, and was not refusing the idea of any new funding as part of a deal.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Pete says:

    Fully funded border wall in next CR or complete cancellation of Obama Executive Order on DACA (dreamers) & Veto of any bill that contains dreamers until the wall is in place.
    Deportation of every non citizen who has a criminal record of any sort.
    Stop issuing visas to anyone who has not passed a background review by US immigration.

  • bobnstuff says:

    Schumer is doing a Trump.

    1. chw2000 says:

      I just did a bobnstuff and created a perfect Obama doll. You’re a complete ass hole!

      1. bobnstuff says:

        You are obsessed with those body parts. Everyone know not to bend over in front of you.

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