Donald Trump has been holding government employees, contractors, and the American economy hostage, because he did not get his medieval wall. Recently reinstated Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been working in overdrive sending bill after bill to the Senate. This is Pelosi’s plan.
The speaker tweeted that her House will vote on more “bills to re-open government.” There is no doubt that Democrats care about border security, and she has bipartisan support for her bills:
@HouseDemocrats will vote on more bipartisan bills to re-open government, and act to bolster funding for border security solutions that work. @realDonaldTrump & @senatemajldr need to stop holding Americans hostage, stop blocking these bills, and #EndTheShutdown now.’
Trump’s paltry offer to the Democrats to reopen government allowed the DACA people to stay in the U.S. three years. Yet, DACA was just something that he arbitrarily had taken away earlier in his presidency. DACA was the program that allowed young people who were brought into the U.S. illegally by their parents to remain. Now, with the Supreme Court refusing to hear the DACA case, that means DACA will remain in place at least 18 months longer. That shoots the man sitting in the Oval Office’s offer to smithereens.
CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law Steve Vladeck said:
‘The justices’ refusal to act on the government’s pending appeals in the DACA litigation means, among other things, that President Trump can’t use this litigation, at least for now, for leverage in negotiations over the government shutdown.’
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