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Back in September, President Trump and congressional Democrats announced that they were close to a deal that would allow “Dreamers,” illegal aliens who were brought to the US as children, to stay in the country. Now a new framework issued by the White House may kill the budding agreement before it is finalized and sent to Congress.


The Trump Administration delivered a list of “principles” to congressional leaders Sunday night that included funding for Trump’s border wall, an item that Democrats say was specifically excluded from the deal in their earlier negotiations.


In a joint statement quoted by Reuters, Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.). said, “The administration can’t be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans.” They continued, “The list includes the wall, which was explicitly ruled out of the negotiations. If the president was serious about protecting the Dreamers, his staff has not made a good faith effort to do so.”


In September, President Trump gave Congress six months to find a legislative solution to continue President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A short time later, President Trump and Democrats  announced that they were close to a deal on extending the program.


In addition to funding for the wall, the list also includes verification of immigration status for workers, revising the criminal code to increase penalties for immigration violations, increasing the ability of the government to deport illegal aliens, streamlining the legal process for deportations and limiting protections for asylum-seekers and unaccompanied minors.


A White House official denied that the list violates the terms of the agreement with Schumer and Pelosi. “There was a deal to work on a deal as fast as possible, that’s what the deal was,” the senior administration official told CNN.


The official also said that the Administration still opposes a pathway to citizenship. “As we look to legalize the status of DACA recipients, we are not interested in granting citizenship,” he said.


It is not clear how firm the White House is in demanding the items on its wish list. Many of the items on the list would almost certainly scuttle any agreement between congressional Republicans and Democrats.


“It reads like a laundry list for comprehensive immigration reform, and if Congress has proven an extraordinary ability to do anything, it’s to fail at comprehensive immigration reform,” said Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).


In September, a Morning Consult poll found that 58 percent of registered voters believe that Dreamers should be allowed to stay and be given the opportunity to become citizens. A further 18 percent said that they should be allowed to stay, but not be allowed to become citizens while 15 percent favor deportation.


Originally published on The Resurgent

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1 Comment
  1. mileaway 2 years ago

    What should I ask those that support the amnesty of an Illegal Alien child (DACA)?
    The true begging questions are: Would they be here at all if it were not in the commission of a crime against the United States? Would they be here at all if it were not for their parents being invaders of the United States? Would they be here at all if the borders were secure? Would they be here at all if their criminal parents were honorable people wishing to become upstanding citizens of the United States through proper and legal immigration procedures?
    The answers to all of these questions is obvious. The people that came to our country illegally did so with the intent of circumventing our laws and blackmailing the citizens of the United States into providing for the welfare of their illegal children.
    NONE of these people are or were slave children/ slaves themselves or political refugees that applied for amnesty from persecution.
    They came as thieves in the night to steal jobs, social program benefits and defraud the American Tax system. They came to send America dollars back to the country they came from not to spend their illegally gained paycheck in the American economy.
    The best thing we as Americans can do is to end the ILLEGAL Obama Dream act and return those jobs, benefits and billions of tax dollars back to the American people. Let these “Dream” children be adopted by legal citizens of the United States that will contractually except the full financial responsibilities of that child or, return them home with their illegal parents.
    Perhaps Mexico will give them a Spanish as a second language class for free.
    Whatever the case, the ILLEGAL parents must go! It is time to put America and Americans first and Make America Great Again!

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