President Trump’s new immigration compromise was not even considered by Democratic lawmakers according to report from BizPac Review, who rejected his proposal before he even announced it.
According to the report, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others in her party took to Twitter before Trump’s address to reject it.
During Trump’s afternoon address, he offered the following deal:
“Number one is three years of legislative relief for 700,000 DACA recipients brought here unlawfully by their parents at a young age many years ago. This extension will give them access to work permits, social security numbers, and protection from deportation, most importantly,” Trump offered Democrat lawmakers.
“Secondly, our proposal provides a three-year extension of Temporary Protected Status or TPS. This means that 300,000 immigrants whose protected status is facing expiration will now have three more years of certainty so that Congress can work on a larger immigration deal, which everybody wants, Republicans and Democrats.”
The words were dead on arrival or, as BizPac Review reports, even before they were said:
In a statement published to Twitter moments before Trump’s compromise speech began Saturday afternoon, Pelosi flat-out said the deal was a no-go.
“Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives,” she said.
Some other members prematurely rejected the deal and several others joined in after Trump actually announced it.
Here’s Trump’s address: