President Donald Trump doubled-down on his demand for a border will with liberal lawmakers this week, saying Democrats must “fully understand” that there will be no deal on DACA without a “desperately needed” physical barrier along the US border with Mexico.
The President drew his line in the sand on social media Friday, informing legislators that there would be no agreement on Barack Obama’s recently repealed DACA program without funding for a border wall and an end to “chain migration” into the United States.
“The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!” Trump tweeted.
The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
DACA, also know as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was officially terminated earlier this year.
The program protects over 800,000 young people, or ‘Dreamers,’ from deportation. The President announced he was ending the program last September, but urged Congress to address the issue in the near future.
SCHUMER MELTDOWN: Chuck GOES NUCLEAR on Senate Floor as GOP Passes Tax Cuts
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer threw a public temper tantrum from the floor of the US Capitol on Tuesday night, scolding his GOP colleagues who were quietly speaking while the liberal legislator railed against the Republican tax legislation.
The lawmaker was desperately attempting to sway Senators from voting “yes” on the tax proposal, erroneously claiming that “millions” of middle class families would see a “tax hike” under the current bill.
Schumer paused mid-sentence before unloading on GOP Senators, calling for order as his colleagues quietly negotiated in the chamber.
“Nearly 145 million middle class families under $200k will either get tax hikes… Can we have order Mr. President?” raged Schumer.
“This is serious stuff! We believe you’re messing up America. You could pay attention for a couple of minutes,” he scolded his GOP colleagues.
Watch Schumer’s public meltdown above.
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Pelosi and Schumer BAIL on Trump Meeting
Pelosi and Schumer blasted the President’s comments, saying they’ve “asked Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to meet this afternoon.”
“We don’t have any time to waste in addressing the issues that confront us, so we’re going to continue to negotiate with Republican leaders who may be interested in reaching a bipartisan agreement,” they added.