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Blumenthal: Dems Willing to Be Flexible on Wall in Exchange for DACA Solution

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By    |   Sunday, 11 February 2018 07:15 PM

Democrats are willing to be flexible on President Donald Trump's desire for a border wall if it includes a fair solution on DACA, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said on Sunday.

Speaking to John Catsimatidis on his "The Cats Roundtable" radio show on AM 970 in New York, the Connecticut Democrat said that there are ways "to be bipartisan in devising solutions to make our borders more secure using surveillance and sensors, better training for agents who patrol our borders, using new technologies, strengthening some of the physical structures and fence."

Blumenthal stressed that "if the president wants to call it a wall, so be it. Investment in border security is certainly important, and, particularly, if we do establish on DACA a path to citizenship … I'm hoping we can find a bipartisan way forward on both DACA and the wall that the president has insisted on building. But everyone agrees there isn't going to be a wall from sea to shining sea."

The senator said that much of his optimism comes from the temporary budget deal passed last week, which he praised as a sound and bipartisan agreement to address some of the nation's most critical needs.

He said that an increased investment in the military was necessary to make up for areas that were allowed to lag and stressed that equally important to the national defense was more funding for domestic needs to strengthen all parts of society.

Asked if Republicans and Democrats are coming closer together, Blumenthal said,, "Bipartisanship has broken out in at least some areas. I hope we can carry forward this bipartisan cooperation in other areas like reforming and rebuilding our immigration system, which is sadly broken."

He added, "We do a lot better when we work in the Congress – at least in the Senate – across the aisle, frankly, without listening to some of the taunts and rants that we hear from the White House," emphasizing that the solutions that have been found have been done without the president, who instead said that a shutdown would be positive.

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Democrats are willing to be flexible on President Donald Trump's desire for a border wall if it includes a fair solution on DACA, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said on Sunday.Speaking to John Catsimatidis on his "The Cats Roundtable" radio show on AM 970 in New York, the...
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