If you do not think that the deal that President Trump offered to the Democrats to reopen the government was an acceptable compromise, what would be? If you oppose any compromise, please indicate that.
I think that a reasonable potential counter-offer would be a longer extension or even requiring that the legalization of the status of the so-called “Dreamers” be made permanent. They don’t have a mens rea. Demanding that they pay a fine or that citizenship be permanently foreclosed to them is not reasonable. Contrariwise, demanding that the deal be extended to the parents of the “Dreamers” is wrong, too. They do have a mens rea and there should be substantial consequences.