Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) discusses President Donald Trump’s fight for the border wall, claiming that Trump caving would be “the end of his presidency.”
“Donald Trump has made a promise to the American people that we going to secure our borders.That will be the end of us if we give in on this issue as Republicans as well; ” he added.
Senator Graham proposes giving President Donald Trump the $5 billion he’s asked for to build the wall along the southern border. In exchange, ‘Dreamers’ would be given legal status, something Democrats have been pushing for. He detailed his solution on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“The one thing I know for sure is nothing will get out of the Senate without wall/border funding and Democrats are not going to give us money for a wall/border security without getting something themselves,” Graham explained. “So here’s what I think might work: $5 billion for wall/border security – Democrats have voted for more than that in the past – married up with the BRIDGE Act, which Sen. Durbin and I wrote, a three year, one-time renewable work permit for the DACA population, about 700,000.”
Graham also said those living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), like those fleeing civil war or hurricane wreckage, could also receive temporary, renewable status to stay in the United States.