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

21:36  04 january  2018
21:36  04 january  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

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.

Trump clears up his immigration position: A border wall must be part of any DACA deal . "Any solution has to include the wall , because without the wall , it all doesn’t work," he said.

As I made very clear today, our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border , which must be part of any DACA approval. Trump has suggested a wall must be part of a deal that would include a legislative fix for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants affected by the Obama-era

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.

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 pressed for action on immigration Thursday, calling his border wall a non-negotiable element of any final deal . Trump kicked the issue to Congress in September, while promising to "resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion."

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"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.

Trump wants $18 billion from Congress for border wall

  Trump wants $18 billion from Congress for border wall The president will be discussing his request at a Camp David retreat this weekend attended by Mr. Trump, GOP congressional leaders and members of the Cabinet. An administration official said that the document from the Department of Homeland Security that features the $18 billion request only covers one aspect of Mr. Trump's immigration priorities and was delivered to Capitol Hill to meet a specific request from negotiating team members. The WSJ report said that the $18 billion would go toward 700 miles of new replacement barriers, expanding the current 654 miles of barrier to nearly 1,000 miles.

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.

President Donald Trump tweeted funding for the border wall with Mexico " must " be part of any bill on a permanent solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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: DACA 'probably dead' because of Democrats .
President Trump said Sunday that the program protecting young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead," placing the blame on Democrats. "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military," Trump wrote on Twitter.Trump announced last year that he would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but provided Congress with six months to craft a legislative fix.

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