U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday said an upcoming proposal by President Donald Trump to provide temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants in return for building a wall on the southwestern border with Mexico was “unacceptable.”
Trump’s plan also does not “represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives” and is unlikely to pass either the House or Senate, Pelosi, a Democrat, said in a statement. Trump’s plan is part of an attempt to win a deal with Congress that would reopen several partially shuttered federal agencies.
McConnell is breaking his plan that he wouldn’t put up any bill for a vote that doesn’t have the support of Pelosi, Schumer, and Trump. https://t.co/aB8qptGyoI
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 19, 2019
Trump offering DACA is like Lucy with the football. As soon as Trump gets funding for his wall, he will take DACA away.🙄
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) January 19, 2019
MORE: Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls Pres. Trump’s proposal a “non-starter.”
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) January 19, 2019