Schumer Calls Trump’s Offer ‘Hostage Taking’

Democrats rejected President Trump’s offer of a work-permit amnesty for one million registered migrants in exchange for 230 miles of new border wall, even though Trump’s offer angered his base by trading a DACA temporary amnesty for a wall.

Also, Trump did not ask for the reform of the many catch-and-release rules which allow the cartels to profitably smuggle hundreds of thousands of poor migrants into the U.S. labor market, welfare rolls, and U.S. K-12 schools.

Sen. Chuck Schumer rejected the compromise, saying, “offering some protections back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but more hostage taking.”