President Donald Trump vowed in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday to build a border wall, which is a source of a deep partisan divide, and said Democratic attempts at "ridiculous partisan investigations" could damage US prosperity.
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The speech was delayed for a week because of the shutdown, which ended on January 25. President Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi, the new Speaker of the House, openly opposed each other throughout the government shutdown.
The pillars, which didn't come to fruition in Congress, included a pathway to citizenship for "Dreamers", the young undocumented immigrants previously protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy ended by Trump a year ago, a wall on the southern border, an end to visa lotteries and a limit on family immigration sponsorships.
But a source close to Trump said the president was not expected to take that step, which likely would draw a swift court challenge from Democrats.
But broader cooperation seems unlikely, especially if Trump pushes forward with the border wall.
"I've probably done more in the first two years than any president, any administration in the history of our country", said the president in a press conference on January 4.
"This really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers, these are people that are frightful people, bringing in women mostly, but bringing in women and children, into our country, human trafficking and we're gonna have a strong border, and the only way you have a strong border is you need a physical barrier, you need a wall", he stated.
"Together we can break decades of political stalemate", Trump will say, according to an excerpt of the address that the White House has released.
"He wants Congress to finish its work and hopefully come to an agreement, put a deal on his desk that he will sign into law", Conway told reporters at the White House.
Before launching into border security and the shutdown, Trump is expected to lead with his take on what is going right (or well) under his presidency, namely the economy and low unemployment rate.
A senior administration official said Mr Trump would "encourage congress to reject the politics of resistance and retribution, and instead adopt a spirit of co-operation and compromise so we can achieve it".
He added, "In his mind, the way to get there is the construction of a physical wall". He has said the wall, which he initially said Mexico would pay for, is needed to deter illegal immigration and drugs.
President Donald Trump refused to rule out another shutdown but also signaled that he could declare a national emergency to reallocate resources to fund a wall along the southern border.
From China to Venezuela to Afghanistan, Trump devoted a large section of his speech to foreign policy, saying a trade deal was possible with China if Beijing agrees to "real structural change".
The last time Trump gave a State of the Union speech, only Republicans (Pence and former House Speaker Paul Ryan) were standing behind him.
"She will represent "the face" of the Democratic Party today, and the broad messaging is one around inclusion", Vicino said.
"One thing you will see is that the chamber is full and the president is surrounded by women, by people of colour, by individuals who have really been hurt by this president and numerous actions that he has taken", Jayapal said.
Pelosi replied to Trump the same day, telling him the House would not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing his address in the chamber until government reopened.
"He's going to set the stage", the source said.