By: Brian Evans
On Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) met with President Trump at the White House to discuss a resolution to the partial government shutdown. According to Graham, the President said that he was open to a deal, and would renew 700,000 work permits in exchange for $5 Billion for a wall and border security. Graham said…
Ultimately, Graham’s deal is based on the Administrations ending ‘DACA’, as it is currently working its way through the court system. Originally, President Trump’s decision to end DACA was challenged by Democrats and a California court, and it is awaiting an appeal before the Ninth Circuit.
Graham said that there would not be any deal where Trump would offer legal status to all of the Obama DACA illegal aliens, and he said that even he would not provide DACA for $5 billion. After all, the President had already offered Democrats legalization of all DACA-eligible illegal aliens earlier this year in exchange for the full $25 billion needed for the completion of a border wall.
In the meantime, Graham said that although a new budget resolution might be passed by Democrats in the House; However, the President would not sign it without the $5 Billion in border wall and security funding. Therefore, the Senate would not even consider that option. Senator Graham added that…
“The president is firm in his commitment to make sure we get money for border security, and there will never be a 60-vote deal in the Senate that doesn’t include money for border security-slash-wall. And I don’t see Democrats giving us more money unless they get something”.
Graham concluded that although the President had not committed to the deal proposal, the President was “open-minded”.
Regardless, it is unlikely that this proposal would be received well within the Democrat ranks of their Party, in that they turned down DACA previously, and that has already said that they wouldn’t agree to any deal that included any money for a border wall! After all, they are no longer a ‘Party of Compromise’, but instead today they have become the ‘Party of Resistance’!