Trump says deal is nearing on young immigrants

Frederick Owens
September 16, 2017

Local Dreamers are raising their eyebrows skeptically as Democrats say they're inching closer to a deal with President Donald Trump that could offer protections to almost 800,000 Dreamers nationwide.

During a White House meeting with moderate House members from both parties earlier Wednesday, Trump had urged lawmakers to come up with a bipartisan solution.

That was just one of a string of critical comments she made about Trump - ranging from mocking his propensity for getting "rolled" to snarking that Carrot Top would be more likely to build the wall.

Trump said Thursday morning that he was "fairly close" to a deal with congressional leaders on a permanent legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in return for "massive border security".

Among them was a woman named Norma, who came to the United States when she was 10 years old.

The Obama-era program, known as DACA, has provided deportation relief and work permits to young, undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers" who were brought to this country as children.

Trump sent out a series of tweets before daybreak Thursday taking issue with characterizations by Sen.

However, Mr Trump said in a tweet: "No deal was made last night on DACA".

"Right now our goal, our focus is making sure [DACA] is taken care of with also coupling that with massive border security, interior enforcement", Sanders said.

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The president said DACA recipients don't have anything to worry about.

There are an estimated 9,000 "Dreamers" in Maryland, many of whom were brought into the country by parents who entered the United States without permission.

Schumer and Pelosi said in a statement that the details on border security needed to be negotiated, that both sides agreed "the wall would not be any part of this agreement" and that Trump said he would pursue the wall later.

The bombshell developments, which were first announced by Schumer and Pelosi and reiterated by Trump himself Thursday morning, were met with immediate outrage from conservatives and put pressure on the President's Republican allies in Congress. But then again, he demonstrated he has no stomach for deporting the dreamers: "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?"

The White House had also pushed back on the account of the agreement provided by the Democratic leaders. He said a country has the right to decide who and how many people to accept into a country.

They also think he is unreliable.

In a Huffington Post article titled "Canada has done less for its dreamers than the USA", writer Vince Wong argues that without a corresponding program in Canada, we can't effectively criticize the United States' current situation threatening Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

"By any measure, Donald Trump's reported consideration of a refugee ceiling of 50,000 or lower is extreme", Lofgren said Wednesday, in a joint statement with Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) "But it is particularly reprehensible given the current global refugee and humanitarian crisis".

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