Politics Trump: Border wall must be part of any DACA deal

21:36  04 january  2018
21:36  04 january  2018 Source:   NBC News

Trump demands border wall, visa changes as part of immigration fix

  Trump demands border wall, visa changes as part of immigration fix President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not consider reinstating an immigration program that protected young people from deportation without a commitment from Democrats to help build a wall on the border with Mexico and end certain immigration programs. The debate on immigration will be a pivotal issue in Washington in early 2018 ahead of midterm congressional elections in November.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pressed for action on immigration Thursday, saying America's current immigration system "fails" Americans and advocating for his infamous wall on the southern border . "Any legislation on DACA must secure the border with a wall ," the president said

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Image: People look at prototypes of a border wallPeople look at prototypes of a border wall Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in San Diego. Contractors have completed eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, triggering a period of rigorous testing to determine if they can repel sledgehammers, torches, pickaxes and battery-operated tools. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: People look at prototypes of a border wallPeople look at prototypes of a border wall Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in San Diego. Contractors have completed eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, triggering a period of rigorous testing to determine if they can repel sledgehammers, torches, pickaxes and battery-operated tools.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pressed for action on immigration Thursday, saying America's current immigration system "fails" Americans and advocating for his infamous wall on the southern border.

Senate Republicans to meet with Trump Thursday on DACA

  Senate Republicans to meet with Trump Thursday on DACA A group of Senate Republicans are expected to meet with President Trump at the White House on Thursday as they try to get on the same page ahead of a looming fight over immigration. "We're supposed to meet at the White House tomorrow, a number of Senate Judiciary Committee members, to talk more about DACA because everybody is trying to figure out what the path forward is," Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told reporters on Wednesday.The meeting comes as Democrats are angling to include a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as part of a mid-January showdown to fund the government and avoid across-the-board budget caps.

Deal , Including Border Wall Trump wants sweeping immigration changes as part of any legislative fix for the program that allows DREAMers to stay in immigration changes he says " must be included as part of any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA )

As the President explained in his letter to House and Senate leadership last month, the Administration’s reform priorities ‘ must be included as part of any legislation addressing the status of DACA recipients. Trump ’s immigration principles include: Construction of a border wall .

"Any legislation on DACA must secure the border with a wall," the president said, flanked by Republican senators who came to the White House for a meeting on the subject. He also demanded future legislation further restrict visa overstays and so-called "chain migration," and end the visa lottery — which Trump still incorrectly describes as names being picked out of a "hopper" at random.

"We'd love to take care of DACA, but we're only going to do it under these conditions," he concluded, drawing a line in the sand as Congress gears up for yet another round of fights to fund the government.

Among the issues complicating that funding battle is what to do about "Dreamers" whose residency status has remained in limbo since the Justice Department announced last fall that it would end the Obama-era program that allowed young people who came to the United States illegally as children to remain in the country.

Confusion over Trump's border wall delays spending talks

  Confusion over Trump's border wall delays spending talks Senate negotiators say a lack of clarity from President Trump about his plans for a proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is holding up talks to avoid a government shutdown. Trump has demanded tougher immigration controls and more border-security measures in return for relief for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients in the 2018 spending bill. But Republicans and Democrats working on a possible immigration deal said Wednesday they're still waiting to receive Trump's specific demands for tighter border security to hash out a deal.

President Donald Trump said he would insist legislation extending deportation protection to those brought to the U.S. illegally as children include funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border .

Trump earlier this year announced that he was ending the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA , program, saying Justice Democrats have said they don’t support the president’s effort to construct a border wall or impose new limits on the immigration system.

Trump kicked the issue to Congress in September, while promising to "resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion." But actions that save these young immigrants could upset Trump's base, who voted in support of the hard-line immigration policies he espoused during the campaign. Chief among those campaign promises was the wall, which Trump imagined at campaign rallies as "big," "beautiful," — maybe even branded with his name.

On Wednesday, senior administration officials met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss potential paths forward for the upcoming budget agreement. DACA and the border were among those topics mentioned, according to a readout of the meeting.

A joint statement from the White House, Ryan, and McConnell after the meeting issued an early warning against "holding funding for our troops hostage for immigration policy."

Asked as she left the meeting if the group was getting anywhere, Pelosi told reporters: "I hope so."

Trump tweets about DACA amid 's**thole' controversy .
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to blame Democrats for stalled immigration negotiations."I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA. They are all talk and no action," Trump tweeted. "This is the time but, day by day, they are blowing the one great opportunity they have.

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