MSNBC Reporter: Senate Dems Acknowledge Funding for Border Wall Must Be Part of Immigration Deal
MSNBC Reporter: Senate Dems Acknowledge Funding for Border Wall Must Be Part of Immigration Deal (The Washington Free Beacon)
MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake reported Wednesday that Senate Democrats acknowledge that any bipartisan immigration reform will need to include funding for a border wall.
Haake reported from Capitol Hill that despite Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) saying he has taken wall funding "off the table," Senate Democrats acknowledge a different story. He said Democrats realize the "simple reality" that if they want to pass a legislative fix for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the legislation will have to include tough border security measures.
"So Chuck Schumer doesn’t want to leave his offer sitting on the table and weaken his negotiating position any further," Haake said. "The bottom line is though that there's going to have to be some kind of money for border security–some kind of money for a wall–to get this deal done."