United Kingdom  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> > >

Trump receptive to shutdown deal idea: Sen. Graham

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 02:09s - Published < > Embed
Trump receptive to shutdown deal idea: Sen. Graham

Trump receptive to shutdown deal idea: Sen. Graham

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that he was optimistic that Republicans, Democrats and President Donald Trump could reach a deal to end a government shutdown that includes border wall funding and legal status for some undocumented immigrants.

Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Trump receptive to shutdown deal idea: Sen. Graham

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that he was optimistic that Republicans, Democrats and President Donald Trump could reach a deal to end a government shutdown that includes border wall funding and legal status for some undocumented immigrants.

Graham told reporters after meeting Trump for lunch at the White House that Trump was receptive to Graham's idea of a deal that might provide work permits to so-called Dreamers, people brought illegally to the United States as children, in exchange for money for physical border barriers.

"The president was upbeat, he was in a very good mood, and I think he's receptive to making a deal," Graham said, adding that Trump found the potential Dreamer concession "interesting." But the senator from South Carolina said there would never be a government spending deal that doesn't include money for a wall or other physical barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

"I don't see Democrats giving us more money unless they get something.

So, the one thing we talked about is making deals," Graham said.

"After lunch I've never been more encouraged that if we can get people talking we can find our way out of this mess and that would include around $5 billion for border security, slash wall, slash fencing whatever you want to call it in areas that make sense," he added.

Graham had earlier floated the idea of giving Democrats a version of stalled legislation to protect undocumented youth from deportation in exchange for wall funding on CNN's State of the Union program.

The Trump administration in 2017 announced plans to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, begun under former president Barack Obama to shield Dreamers from deportation.

But Trump's DACA phase-out has been delayed by court rulings against it.




You Might Like


Tweets about this


Recent related videos from verified sources

Lindsey Graham: Kim Jong Un 'Won't Be Anywhere Much Longer' If He Doesn't Make A Deal With Trump [Video]Lindsey Graham: Kim Jong Un 'Won't Be Anywhere Much Longer' If He Doesn't Make A Deal With Trump

Senator Lindsey Graham has warned that North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un's days are numbered if he does not secure a peace deal with President Donald Trump.

Credit: IBTimes     Duration: 00:58Published

Sen. Graham: Dems are 'incentivizing' more illegal immigration with border wall deal [Video]Sen. Graham: Dems are 'incentivizing' more illegal immigration with border wall deal

Sen. Lindsey Graham warns President Donald Trump to reject Democrats&apos; latest deal that offers border wall money.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 03:53Published

Senator Warns Of 'War' Among Republicans [Video]Senator Warns Of 'War' Among Republicans

On Monday South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said if President Donald Trump declares an emergency to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border it could provoke a war in the Republican party, and urged..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published

Big Border Deal Doesn't Look Good [Video]Big Border Deal Doesn't Look Good

Politico reports that congressional negotiators haven’t even held their first meeting yet to avert a new shutdown, but that the prospect of a big deal on border security and immigration is..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:41Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.