62 – Live Coverage/Analysis of Trump’s Statement to The Nation

The Jay Doherty Podcast

Episode 62

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Donald Trump just delivered a statement to the nation regarding the government shutdown and border security, or as he calls it “a humanitarian crisis at the border”.

This is what he proposed:

  • Three years of  relief for 700,000 DACA recipients, giving them access to work permits, social security numbers and protection from deportation
  • A three-year extension of TPS  (Temporary Protected Status) for immigrants whose protections are facing expiration
  • $800 million in humanitarian aid
  • $805 million for drug detection technology
  • 2,750 border agents and law enforcement professionals
  • 75 new immigration judge teams to reduce the backlog of court cases

He calls it a “common sense compromise.”

That’s what he said; Pelosi put out a “pre-emptive statement” that instead of all of that, she wants:

  • Increased infrastructure investments at our ports of entry including additional ports and roads;
  • Advanced technology to scan for drugs, weapons and contraband where the vast majority of drugs come in to our country and advanced technology to detect unauthorized crossings;
  • More customs personnel including filling the more than 3,000 customs and border patrol vacancies; and
  • More immigration judges.

Also, a source tells me that Pelosi said that Trump’s proposals were a “non-starter”.

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