Trump to Congress: Fund the border wall, crack down on sanctuary cities and end chain migration for an amnesty deal on ‘Dreamers’

Monday, October 9, 2017
By Paul Martin

President Trump laid out an aggressive set of demands for DACA deal on Sunday
Conditions include funding for the wall and 10,000 more enforcement officers
Says green cards must be overhauled to end chain migration of extended family
Also demands crackdown on sanctuary cities and unaccompanied minors
Democrats have threatened to derail negotiations over DACA legislation
Congress has five months left to pass legislation protecting ‘Dreamers’

9 October 2017

President Donald Trump has issued his demands to Congress for a deal to protect young illegal immigrants known as ‘Dreamers’, insisting that the legislature fund a border wall and overhaul the green-card system to end chain migration.

Trump send the list of demands to Congressional leaders on Sunday, setting the stage for contentious legislative negotiations that Democrats have threatened to derail over his proposals.

Some 800,000 young illegal immigrants had been granted a reprieve from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which Trump ended last month.

In exchange for extending that protection, Trump is now asking Congress for the drastic reforms, many of which Democrats have said are explicitly off the table.

The proposals will likely assuage immigration hardliners among Trump’s base, many of whom were shocked last month after he appeared to be coming to a compromise with Democrats in Congress to extend DACA without conditions.

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