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BREAKING: Trump Announces Plan To End Government Shutdown, Democrats Reject It

On Saturday, President Donald Trump announced a plan to end the partial government shutdown, which was met with an immediate rejection by Democratic leaders who opted to keep the government shut down.

The deal proposed by the president included “$800 million for drug detection technology to secure ports of entry, 2,750 new border agents and law enforcement professionals, and 75 new immigration judges to reduce the backlog of asylum requests,” and the $5.7 billion he requested for the border wall.

In exchange for the requests, Trump offered “a three-year extension of protections for 700,000 immigrants who came to the country illegally as children and were shielded from deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program” and extended “protections for 300,000 recipients of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program.”

Moments before Trump’s speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled that the Democrats would not accept the offer, opting to keep the government shutdown.

Trump’s attempt to meet the Democrats half way by offering extended protections for DACA and TPS recipients was not well received by some of the president’s top supporters.

“100 miles of border wall in exchange for amnestying millions of illegals,” Ann Coulter tweeted. “So if we grant citizenship to a BILLION foreigners, maybe we can finally get a full border wall.”

Michelle Malkin expressed skepticism toward Trump’s offer, tweeting: “Immediate: 3 yrs of amnesty for 700,000 illegal aliens who’ll get work permits, Social Security #s & protection from deportation. Immediate: Temporary (read: Permanent) Protected Status extension for 300k illegal aliens. Later. Maybe. Someday: 230 miles of steel barriers.”

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