Trump Imposes Border Wall Funding in Exchange for Compromise on DACA

Posted October 11, 2017

And he hopes to prevent immigrants from sponsoring extended family members to move to the United States, limiting green cards to spouses and children.

Instead of finding a legislative solution to the situation of young people protected by DACA, the Democrats found the President's request for funding for his long-awaited border wall.

Faced with pressure for his decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) last month, Trump has agreed to sign a bill that could protect dreamers (beneficiaries of the program).

Democrats vehemently oppose numerous demands laid out in the administration list.

The group helped many Dreamers reapply for DACA status before the October 5 deadline and she said despite being optimistic during clinics to help people renew their status, there was an underlying sense of fear and uncertainty for the many Yakima residents who aren't sure what
their futures in America hold.

BENNETT: The priorities include curbing funding for so-called sanctuary cities, cracking down on unaccompanied minors from Central America, hiring thousands more immigration enforcement officers and attorneys, limiting family-based legal immigration to spouses and children, not extended family members and, notably, funding and completing the Southern border wall.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, right, looks on as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a January rally outside the Supreme Court against President Donald Trump's travel ban.

President Trump ended the initiative last month but gave Congress six months to write it into law.

The Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was launched in 2012, allowed dreamers to apply for work and study permits.

The list, which also includes proposals to dramatically increase the number of immigration enforcement officials was issued unexpectedly in the middle of a long weekend. It is a dealing that would offer restrictions in line with just how much the border security measures the dreamers would ask from the government.

The problem, she said, "cannot be bandaged over at the presidential level through another executive order that can be rescinded by a subsequent administration".

Democratic leaders quickly rejected the Trump's wish list.

The statement goes on to say the border wall had been explicitly ruled out of negotiations regarding DACA.

Emanuel was responding to the list the president released over the weekend as a prerequisite to a deal to reinstate protections for young immigrants. "This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise". The statement continues, quote, "if the president was serious about protecting the DREAMers, his staff has not made a good-faith effort to do so".