Immigration deal in jeopardy after Democrats retract border wall funding

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(Worthy News) – Republican leaders said Tuesday a bipartisan bill on immigration that is central to clearing the way for a government spending deal next month is in serious jeopardy now that Democrats seem to be refusing to pay for a southern border wall.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday withdrew an offer he made to President last week that in exchange for protecting so-called “,” Democrats would agree to $25 billion for border , including a wall. The Senate minority leader made that offer after Trump invited him to the to try to negotiate an accord on federal funding that was hours away from expiring.

Schumer said Tuesday the wall money offer was valid only if Trump came out publicly in favor of the deal, which Schumer believes would have pressured the House and Senate to get behind it. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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