Blaming Dems, Trump Says DACA Deal Likely 'Dead'

Doris Richards
January 19, 2018

Trump wants to increase spending on the military, while Democrats want corresponding increases in other domestic spending.

"The Democrats are all talk and no action", Trump wrote on Twitter.

And Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump is "worried that Democrats' unwillingness to put country ahead of their party is what's stalling things from moving forward, whether it's the budget or a deal for DACA".

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., offered a similarly rosy assessment.

Basically, from the Democrats' point of view, Trump was Skeletor, Cobra Commander, and Hitler all rolled into one on that day.

In other words, everyone has a strong incentive to ignore the hardliners and do this.

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Those taking part in the march wanted lawmakers to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which allows undocumented immigrants brought to the children to live and work here.

Cotton and Perdue issued a joint statement Friday saying that they did "not recall the President saying these comments specifically".

The president has denied making the comment but did admit to using "tough language". One of Trump's earliest executive orders calling for enforcement agencies to ramp up efforts against illegal immigrants has already driven down border apprehensions, suggesting fewer people are trying to cross.

Since the Trump administration announced that it would be phasing out the DACA program, Mackler says some immigrants and their families have been burdened by anger, despair and confusion.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) was more blunt, saying Trump "sandbagged" negotiations when he promised to back whatever compromise they struck for immigrants who were brought into the country by their parents, and even expressed excitement when lawmakers told them they had an agreement Thursday.

Less than a week ago Trump said during a televised, bipartisan meeting with lawmakers that he wanted a "bill of love" on immigration. He accused Democrats of wanting to shut down the government over the immigration issue.

When the Senate approved a similar short-term spending bill in December, 17 Democrats plus ME independent Angus King voted to keep the government open.

Details included a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers that would take 10-12 years, changes to the visa lottery system and $1.6 billion for structures that include a wall on the country's southwestern border, according to The Associated Press.

A new report from the Justice and Homeland Security Departments said that almost three-fourths of the 549 global terror-related convictions in U.S. courts since the September 11 attacks in 2001 involved foreign-born individuals, including 148 granted citizenship after arriving in the United States.

That leaves the two sides divided over substance as well as process - not to mention reeling over the "shithole" brouhaha.

The department said it was avoiding appealing to the northern California appeals court to expedite the case. Almost a third of beneficiaries are estimated to live in California.

Multiple groups in Congress are working on their own solutions for immigration as they race to pass a spending bill before the government runs out of funding Friday. Funding for the program expired on September 30; Congress approved a short-term patch to prevent states from running out of cash, but it's not clear how long that money will last. "It's what they want".

The centers provide health care to low-income Americans, charging for services on a sliding scale.

The President's remarks were vile and hurt American interests at home and overseas, especially on the continent of Africa, where they are too important for the president to vocalize such views.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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