Sen. Crapo responds to President Trump's proposal to reopen government

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jan 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 18:09:22-05

BOISE, Idaho — Senator Mike Crapo is responding to President Trump's proposal for border security and to reopen the government.

The President made an offer to Democrats to end the government shutdown earlier today. His proposal includes:

  • Three years of legislative relief for 700,000 DACA recipients, giving them access to work permits, social security numbers and protection from deportation
  • A three-year extension of Temporary Protected Status for immigrants whose protections are facing expiration
  • $800 million in humanitarian assistance
  • $805 million for drug detection technology
  • 2,750 border agents and law enforcement professionals
  • 75 new immigration judge teams to reduce the backlog of court cases
  • Trump, speaking at the White House, said he is outlining his plan to reopen the government, which has been partially shut down for more than four weeks.

Senator Crapo said in a statement he will work with the president.

“The appropriate treatment of children brought to the United States illegally at a young age, as well as addressing the crisis at our southern border have been key issues facing Congress. I will work with President Trump and my colleagues in Congress to pass legislation that adequately addresses both of these issues and that will reopen the remaining portions of the government as quickly as possible," his statement said.