Trump has said repeatedly that he wants a bipartisan immigration deal.
The White House responded with fire, calling the decision "outrageous". Democrats conversely have said they are open to funding for border security but are adamantly opposed to a wall. "But overall it's been a pretty successful presidency on the immigration front". "We need the wall for security; we need the wall for safety; we need the wall for stopping the drugs from pouring in", Trump said. Truly. It should be a bill of love. "A lot of people coming in that we can't have". DACA would cease March 5 unless Congress can pass the protections into law. First, address Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children.
Trump did not specify in his tweet Friday morning which language he did use, but only said it was "tough".
"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", Trump wrote.
Trump even flashed some give on his cherished plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico, perhaps his highest profiled pledge from last year's presidential campaign. A deal is expected to include authorization for about $1.6 billion of funding for about 700 miles worth of fencing for various spots along the border. "But we do need a wall for a fairly good portion". "There is no reason to ever mention seven years again, please".
Immigration reform is now among the top legislative issues in Washington. "We take care of that, and we also take care of security. I think we have a long way to go", he told reporters.
Trump said, "Why do we want all these people from Africa here?" That issue is now front and center on Capitol Hill as Democrats want it made law without conditions, but the president wants his border wall and other enforcement policies put in place.
Some Republicans in Tuesday's meeting, an extraordinary televised bargain session, clearly believed that Trump misstated his own position when, in answer to a question from California Sen. Dick Durbin of IL and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland. This sounds like the best deal for us, the taxpayers.
ROSE: Here's conservative commentator Ann Coulter speaking with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs after yesterday's meeting with Congressional leaders.
He said he left the meeting with a "positive" outlook and a greater "desire to get this done". The next day, the attorneys general of 15 states and the District of Columbia - all of whom are Democrats - filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, Eastern District of NY to block the Trump administration from terminating the DACA program. It targets Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Illeana Ros-Lehtinen and 32 other Republican members of Congress who signed a letter saying they would vote for a DACA bill.