President Trump went on Twitter Tuesday to urge Democrats to get behind his proposed infrastructure plan and warned “this will be our last chance” to save the policy that protects “Dreamers” from deportation.
” Negotiations on DACA have begun. Republicans want to make a deal and Democrats say they want to make a deal ,” he wrote, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could finally, after so many years, solve the DACA puzzle. This will be our last chance, there will never be another opportunity! March 5th. ”
Trump called for an end to the Obama-era policy in September but gave Congress six months to make fixes to save it. That deadline arrives on March 5.
The Senate on Monday began debating immigration and the fate of “Dreamers,” immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents.
In another tweet he called on Democrats to make a “deal” on his proposal to fix the country’s roads, bridges, airports and water systems over the next decade.
“Our infrastructure plan has been put forward and has received great reviews by everyone except, of course, the Democrats. After many years we have taken care of our Military, now we have to fix our roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and more. Bipartisan, make deal Dems? ,” he wrote on Twitter.
Trump’s plan calls for taking $200 billion in federal money and using private funds and state and local tax dollars to turn it into a $1.5 trillion investment.
The proposal, rolled out Monday, did not attract Democratic support.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pooh-poohed the plan, saying it would “put unsustainable burdens on our local government & lead to #TrumpTolls all over the country, all while undermining important protections like #BuyAmerica.”
Democrats and some GOP fiscal conservative also took issue with Trump’s $4.4 trillion 2019 budget proposal that hikes military spending by $195 billion over the next two years, but also cuts many entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid and adds $7.2 trillion to the deficit in 10 years.