After Senate Votes to Reopen, Trump Releases Statement on Immigration — Democrats Will Be Pissed

| JAN 22, 2018 | 9:42 PM

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On Monday, the Senate voted to end the government shutdown after just three days of being unable to reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and immigration reform.

President Donald Trump repeatedly saidthat funding for the border wall would need to be included in the deal, and Schumer argued for DACA to be included, as well.

In the end, Schumer gave in to a plan where Democrats would accept a deal to end the shutdown in exchange for opening negotiations on DACA. The vote landed at 81-18.

Now Trump has issued a statement saying that Democrats had finally “come to their senses” to fund the military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children. He then said his administration would “work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration,” but only if “it is good for our country.”

Read the full statement:

It will be interesting to see how Trump defines immigration reform in terms of what “is good for our country” going forward.

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