Trump offers protection to immigrants in the United States in exchange for funds for the border wall
Donald Trump offered temporary protection this Saturday to people who entered the United States illegally as children and other groups of immigrants facing deportation, in exchange for funding to build a wall on the Mexican border.
The president seeks to end a paralysis of the federal government for almost a month in the absence of a budget agreement due to the border wall dispute.
But the head of the Chamber of Deputies, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi, rejected the proposal after it had passed in advance in the press.
Trump calls for $ 5,700 million to fund the wall, € 800 million for "urgent humanitarian assistance" and € 805 million for port security and drug detection technology.
With a nod to democratic priorities, he offered three years of protection for the 700,000 "Dreamers", as they are called those who entered the United States illegally, as well as for another 300,000 immigrants whose temporary protection status is expiring.
Pelosi said in a statement that Trump's proposal was "a collection of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total does not represent an effort in good faith to give certainty to people's lives".
"It is unlikely that any of these proposals will be approved by the Lower House, and together it will not even begin to speak," he added.