Congress has been fighting with itself over immigration for years.
But with just days to go before a second government shutdown, it seems clear that a new bill is about to be presented.
And Pelosi may have just handed Trump a stunning victory.
Last fall, President Trump made the decision to turn immigration into the big issue of 2019.
After failing to produce much of anything for the past two years, Congress was torn to shreds by the President for their lack of action.
Democrats quickly moved to block any last-minute bid to pass funding for a wall with Mexico however.
And the end result was the longest federal government shutdown in history.
However, the shutdown ended after it was agreed that a compromise would be hashed out, with a deadline of February 15th set before the government once again runs out of money.
After weeks of working on the details, Congress just released its copy of the proposed compromise bill.
And the end result could be a major victory for Trump.
While it’s certainly not everything the President immediately asked for, it’s a major advancement from the “nothing” Nancy Pelosi was initially promising.
However, Trump still remains somewhat skeptical.
Breitbart reports, “President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was not impressed by the border security deal reached by bipartisan members of Congress but did not say whether he would sign it.”
Trump has every reason to be at least somewhat hesitant.
“I have to study it. I’m not happy about it. It’s not doing the trick,” Trump said during a cabinet meeting at the White House when asked if he would sign the deal.
However, the deal could still be a huge win for the President, who could point to progress being made on the wall and campaign for re-election on a promise to finish the job.
“According to reports, the compromise funding bill would only fund $1.375 billion for only 55 miles of physical border barriers and cap the level of detention beds for ICE,” states Breitbart.
Trump said he would have additional meetings on the proposal, hinting that he was glad that some progress was being made.
It’s clear at this point that the President is still weighing his options.
“Am I happy at first glance, I just got to see it?” he asked. “The answer is no, I’m not. I’m not happy. But am I happy with where we’re going? I’m thrilled.”
Trump also hinted he could use other measures to build the wall, citing money elsewhere that could be used to fund it which he has control over.
And there’s always an option to declare a national emergency as well.
While the President may not be 100% behind the deal yet, Trump still predicts that the country will not see yet another government shutdown.
“I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown,” Trump said. “If you did have it, it’s the Democrat’s fault. We certainly don’t want to see a shutdown.”
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.