In a series of tweets Thursday morning, President Donald Trump seemed to both contradict and endorse Democratic congressional leaders who announced an immigration and border security deal Wednesday night.
“No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote,” Trump tweeted.
DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is the Obama-era program that protects some 800,000 people living in the US illegally from being deported and allows them to work legally. Many in the program were brought to the US as young children.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week that the program would be phased out within six months, giving Congress time to act on the issue.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Wednesday night after a meeting with Trump, “We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.”
Trump’s proposed border wall seems to be a continuing contentious point between the Republican president and Democratic leaders, but Trump gave no indication in his tweets that it …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics