After three days of negotiations and a brief government shutdown, President Trump applauded Democrats for "coming to their senses" Monday afternoon.
"I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses and are now willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children," Trump said in a statement. "As I have always said, once the Government is funded, my Administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration. We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it is good for our country."
After announcing Democrats would vote to reopen the government, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took to Twitter and issued a warning to Republicans.
I expect @SenateMajLdr to fulfill his commitment to the Senate & abide by this agreement. If he does not honor our agreement, he will have breached the trust of not only the Democratic Senators but the members of his own party as well.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 22, 2018
The GOP Majority now has 17 days to prevent #Dreamers from being deported. In every possible way, urge your Senators to vote yes on our bipartisan compromise to #ProtectDreamers when it comes to the floor.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 22, 2018
Soon, the govt will reopen, and we have a lot to do:— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 22, 2018
• Write a budget
• Address health care, veterans, disaster relief, pensions & the opioid epidemic.
The #TrumpShutdown will soon end, but the work goes on.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wasted no time responding.
As I’ve said repeatedly over the past week, shutting down the government is an irresponsible way to do business. All of our important business for the American people had to be put on hold while this manufactured crisis was dealt with.— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) January 22, 2018
During the shutdown, the #Senate made no substantive progress – not an inch – on the serious, bipartisan negotiations that it will take us to resolve issues such as immigration and border security, health care, disaster relief, defense spending, & many other matters.— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) January 22, 2018
We have been talking for months about ways to address Congress’ unfinished business — military spending, disaster relief, healthcare, immigration, and border security.— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) January 22, 2018
Now those talks can get going again.
Meanwhile, we're waiting to see exactly what kind of immigration "proposal" will be turned into legislation capable of passing the Senate, House and receiving a signature from President Trump.