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Trump's proposals are far more realistic than the Democrats' pie in the sky ideas and would cost considerably less. Now Democrats are in control of the House, and the calculus has changed. In exchange the president wants the Democrats to vote in favor of $5.7 billion for the wall he seeks between the USA and Mexico.

"Wall!" at his arena rallies has swayed Trump before, including past year, when the conservative news site Breitbart branded him "Amnesty Don" for considering a similar deal that would have provided $25 billion in wall funding for a path to legal status for those the DACA program was created to help.

The shutdown, the longest in history, has affected 800,000 federal workers. Many public services are unavailable to Americans during the closure.

Other Democrats on the Sunday morning news shows rallied behind Pelosi and dismissed Trump's proposal. What is good in the proposal is not original.

President Trump speaks about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House Saturday.

Schumer says once Trump signs bills reopening government, negotiations would then be possible. "And hopefully we will open with what he has put on the table, and let's go back and forth on this and see where we can find common ground". On Twitter, he criticized Democrats for campaigning on "working within Washington and 'getting things done!' How's that working out?"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans Senate action this coming week on President Donald Trump's plan to end the partial government shutdown. Both Democrats and Republicans have bills ready to be voted on in the week ahead, but it isn't clear if any of the bills have the bipartisan support needed to reopen the government.

The spending package McConnell plans to advance-- which includes funding for Trump's wall and immigration proposals with disaster relief - was still being tweaked over the weekend, a White House official said.

It's also unclear how McConnell will bring Trump's plan forward - or when voting will begin. "But it did nothing to get us closer to ending the shutdown".

The partial United States government shutdown hit the one-month mark on Monday with no signs of it ending any time soon.

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The proposal was met with immediate criticism from some conservative corners, including NumbersUSA, which seeks to reduce both legal and illegal immigration to the U.S.

The president also offered $800 million in urgent humanitarian assistance and 75 new immigration teams to reduce the court backlog of 900,000 cases, which he called an "impossible nightmare" in his late-afternoon remarks.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is accusing Trump of "more hostage-taking".

Some conservatives aren't happy with Trump's proposal either, likening it to "amnesty".

Pelosi and other Democrats call for Trump to delay his scheduled State of the Union address until after the government shutdown.

Many, including Vice President Mike Pence, have defined the word "amnesty" as permanent status or a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally. "This is not an amnesty bill", he insisted. The Senior Republican said that if Trump didn't get his wall funding after three weeks, he could declare a national emergency.

His comment drew immediate pushback from some Democrats, including Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., who said in a tweet that Trump "is no MLK" and that the vice president owes an apology to the country and King's memory.

While Democratic leaders have largely rejected the porposal, Sen.

The proposal would also extend temporary protections for some young people brought to the USA illegally as children and immigrants who fled disaster zones.

Administration officials said the protections would apply only to those now in the Obama-era program shielding them from deportation, and the temporary protected status would apply to those who now have it and have been in the USA since 2011.

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