Updated on 19 January 2019, 20:00
It is the longest "arrest" in US history, the fronts of the budget dispute between President Trump and the Democrats have hardened. Now there is news that the movement could arrive in the budget-stalled dispute.
More than four weeks after the closure of the US, there may be movement in the stalled budget dispute between President Donald Trump and the Democrats.
CNN reported Saturday that Trump wanted to make a new offer to the Democrats in an afternoon speech (local time). The New York Times wrote that the Democrats, for their part, had allocated more than $ 1 billion for border security in the financial law.
In the beginning, however, there was no compromise on the central question: the construction of the wall required by Trump on the Mexican border. The New York Times reported that Democrats have proposed another $ 524 million in border crossing infrastructures. $ 563 million is planned to fund 75 new judges who should decide on border asylum cases. Money for the wall – whose funding for Democrats is refused for weeks – is therefore not included.
Protection against deportation for young migrants
The "Washington Post" and the Axios news site have reported coherently, Trump wants to include in his compromise proposal his $ 5.7 billion request for the construction of a border wall. But he wanted to meet the Democrats, but the protection against deportation for young migrants who had come from children illegally with their parents in the United States.
Trump announced in September 2017 that the so-called Daca program to protect these migrants would be completed within six months. Several federal courts, however, have instructed the government to continue the program. The case is currently pending before the Supreme Court. It is not clear, however, when the highest court in the United States deals with it.
Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, launched the Daca program in 2012 through a presidential decree following the failure of the legislative proposals at the congress. Daca gives hundreds of thousands of young immigrants temporary protection against deportation and the possibility of a work permit.
Federal employees on forced leave
Trump refuses to sign a budget law that does not include funds for a wall. Parts of the government are therefore silent just before Christmas. 800,000 federal employees are on forced leave or must work without a salary, for example at checkpoints at airports. Saturday was the 29th day of the longest "catch" in US history.
More recently, the dispute over the personal dispute between Trump and the Speaker of the House, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi, has degenerated. Pelosi urged Trump to postpone, or just to make a written statement, his January 29 speech on the state of the Union to Congress on the partial closure of the government. As a result, Trump has canceled a trip abroad Pelosi and other Democrats, disapproving of the use of a military machine in Afghanistan.
Migrant caravans from Central America
Trump freed Pelosi and his colleagues to switch to scheduled flights during the trip that would bring politicians to Brussels and Egypt. For his behavior, the president has received criticism from his own ranks. The influential Senator Lindsey Graham called "inappropriate" rejection.
A boundary wall is one of Trump's most important electoral promises. Democrats, however, consider an immoral and ineffective solution to the dispute over illegal immigration in the United States.
Trump again emphasized the need for a wall on Saturday and warned against the new "caravans" of migrants from Central America. He criticized Mexico for not stopping migrants marching to the United States. "I am disappointed that Mexico will not stop it," he said. "If we had a wall, we would not have a problem."
(Dpa / AF)
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