Trump says Democrats don't want to make a deal on DACA

Trump says Democrats don't want to make a deal on DACA

Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles.

DACA is the acronym of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a 2012 programme that gave foreigners who entered the USA as minors a legal permit to reside and work in the country, Xinhua reported.

Republicans are suddenly divided over whether to come to the defense of President Donald Trump as he continues to reel from accusations that he said he didn't want immigrants coming to the United States from certain non-white "s**thole" countries. Instructions for applicants were posted to the agency's website late Saturday.

"This might also be a short window to file #DACA renewals given feds are likely to appeal", tweeted Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center. Additional money for border security, citizenship for dreamers, dreamers' parents would be protected, but no citizenship.

But the Democrats have sort of sniffed at that and said, "Oh no, we want just, you know, our DREAMER act without anything".

Trump, who railed against the judicial system after the judge's decision, went after congressional Democrats on Sunday.

Trump tweeted earlier Sunday that the program is "probably dead" and blamed Democrats. "No more Lotteries! #AMERICA FIRST" he wrote.

Trump's third tweet hailed the rising stock market as evidence that the GOP's tax plan, passed in December, was having a positive effect on the economy.

Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican and one of those who's part of the Graham-Durbin talks, countered Mr. Trump's claim that Democrats aren't dealing in good faith.

But he acknowledged another short-term spending bill was likely in the cards in order to give lawmakers more time to strike a deal on a long-term spending bill.

"They don't want security at the border", Trump said.

But those efforts ran aground last Thursday, as the President railed against the idea of providing more immigration slots to people from Haiti and African nations, using the term "shithole" countries, creating a furor in the USA and around the world. David Perdue, R-Ga., said Trump, "did not use that word", and that multiple media accounts of the meeting were a "gross misrepresentation".

Durbin, the only Democrat at the meeting, confirmed the comments. But the Senate declined to take it up after concerns from Democrats that, among other issues, it did not go almost far enough to help Puerto Rico, where more than a third of the island remains without electricity.

The remarks drew condemnation from a group of African ambassadors to the United Nations who called them "outrageous, racist and xenophobic" and demanded a retraction and apology. "I think they talk about DACA, but they don't want to help the DACA people, the DACA children", he said. "I'm the least racist person you will ever interview", according to a White House pool report.

With Congress heading towards another government shutdown, all eyes are on negotiators as they scramble to come up with a spending deal that will placate members on both sides of the aisle. "We are getting to work as soon as possible Monday morning". What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!

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