Trump has signed a law funding government agencies until February 8, after it was passed by Congress
WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald trump has signed the law on reopening of Federal government, ending a three-day partial shutdown of government agencies, which, in particular, was caused by inter-party disputes on immigration issues.
On Monday evening the members of the house of representatives supported a bill passed earlier in the day by the Senate.
Resolution on the continuation of the current state budget provides for the funding of the government until February 8, in the hope that this time Congress will come to agreement on the budget for a longer period.
“I’m glad that Democrats in Congress came to her senses and is now ready to Finance our wonderful armed forces, border guards, emergency personnel,” reads the statement of the President of Donald trump, read by press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The white house argues that Democrats “lost” after trump refused to negotiate with them on immigration policy prior to the resumption of work of the government.
Previously, the Democrats demanded more solid guarantees for the protection of members of the DACA program – about 700 thousand young immigrants illegally brought to the United States in childhood.
Earlier, the Republican majority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell assured the Democrats that the house will consider a number of immigration issues, including the fate of these young immigrants.
Democrats, who on Friday joined in the rejection of the budget act, made it clear that with care accept the Republican proposal.
“Although this procedure will not satisfy everyone from all sides, it is still moving forward, – said the leader of the Democrats in the Senate. – We hope that a bipartisan bill on DACA will be duly considered and put to a vote on the merits in the Senate.”
Before trump put his signature under the document, he was voted first the Senate and then the House of representatives. 266 congressmen voted “for”, “against”, addressed the 150 members of the house of representatives.
The bill provides for a six-year financing insurance programs in the sphere of children’s health (Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP), but not the protection of members of the DACA program.
Recall that Donald trump said Monday that he is ready to agreement on the issue of immigration, but only in the case if he sees that it will benefit the country.
“We will conclude a long-term agreement on immigration, if – and only if – it will be good for the country”, – reads the statement of the President, which was read to journalists by Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The correspondent of “Voice of America” Ken Bredemeier quotes trump about the Democrats made on Twitter earlier on Monday: “Democrats deny citizens the services and security for the sake of comfort and security for non-citizens. Not good!”
The President also said that “the Democrats shut down our government in the interests of his ultra-left base. They don’t want to do this, but they are powerless!”
The Director of the White house office for legislative Affairs, said in an interview with CNN that trump wants to “find a path” to legalization for young immigrants, many of whom have known no other homeland other than the United States.
However, according to him, on the border with Mexico still exists a “real security threat”, therefore trump demands to allocate funding for the construction of the wall to deter further illegal immigration.
In the new political advertising in favor of trump argues that the Democrats are the “collaborators” of the murders committed in the US by illegal immigrants.
For Democrats who don’t trust Trump, the budget vote is a risky move. If trump accuses them in that they put the interests of immigrants ahead of the interests of American citizens, the Democrats, in turn, accused trump of the creation of crisis due to the cancellation of a program that allowed young immigrants to study and work in the United States.
While Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other in creating the impasse, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham laid the blame on the White house, in particular the Advisor to trump on immigration by Stephen Miller, who adheres to a rigid position.
“Every time we have the proposal, members of the administration reject it, said Graham. – While Steven Miller is responsible for the negotiations on immigration, we will not move”.
According to Graham, the immigration views of Miller at odds with the views of the majority.
The white house on these comments has yet to respond.