The President has made a very reasonable offer to extend DACA and TPS protections in exchange for the border security measures he supports.
"Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else", Trump said. Clyburn said Trump also now seems to be talking more about "barriers" instead of the wall, a shift Clyburn welcomed. At the time, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that Trump "asked Speaker Pelosi, 'Will you agree to my wall?' She said 'No.' And he just got up and said, 'Then we have nothing to discuss.' and he just walked out".
The former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who was perceived as soft on immigration by the Republican right, was one of several candidates Trump defeated in the party's 2016 presidential primary contest.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to bring a bill to the US Senate this week, Trump said in a 13-minute televised address from the White House in which he emphasized that parts of his plan had been supported by Democrats in the past. The recent surge coming in the midst of the partial shutdown indicates that Trump's Latino base strongly support the construction of a border wall. "This is not an amnesty bill", he insisted. In exchange, he wants $5.7 billion to start building a U.S. -Mexico border wall.
Trump's reference to amnesty in the tweet could create confusion and is unlikely to help the president get his plan through Congress.
Trump outlined a plan to end the government shutdown on Saturday, offering congressional Democrats three years of legislative relief for 700,000 DACA recipients - including protection from deportation - and an extension of legal residence for people living in the country under "Temporary Protective Status" designations.
However he will also offer backing for legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers", as well as temporary protected status (TPS) holders, the source said, confirming a report by Axios.
Trump also proposed a three-year extension to the temporary protected status the US offers to immigrants fleeing countries affected by natural disasters or violence.
But some Democrats are hinting they might accept a deal if they are offered even more concessions.
Mulvaney said that Trump had not ruled out one day declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress to get his wall money - as he has threatened - but added that Trump maintains that the "best way to fix this is through legislation".
The second-ranking Democratic senator, Richard Durbin of IL, says Trump's proposal was unacceptable and couldn't pass the Senate, which Republicans control only narrowly. Susan Collins (R-Maine) called the compromise "a sign of strength" rather than weakness.
"Let's go back and forth on this and see where we can find common ground", he said. He said that a wall would be built along 230 miles of the border.
The Trump administration has taken certain steps to blunt the impact of the shutdown, effects of which will nevertheless multiply over time, including at airports where Transportation Security Administration employees are increasingly calling out sick.
The Democratic rejection came as Vice President Mike Pence made clear the GOP meant to go forward with the plan the President outlined, positions that combined to show little tangible progress toward ending the longest government shutdown on record.
"President Trump's proposal only includes the most limited, temporary set of protections for Dreamers and individuals with Temporary Protected Status, not the permanent solution that is needed for Dreamers".