Donald Trump declares DACA 'dead,' urges Congress to act on border

Saul Bowman
April 6, 2018

This comes after President Trump attacked the state of USA border laws on Twitter, saying weak laws are preventing border agents from doing their jobs. He said Republicans should enact "tougher laws now". -Mexican trade, and said that "Mexico is making a fortune on NAFTA".

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump had said USA foreign aid to Honduras and other countries was at risk unless they stopped what he called a "caravan" of more than 1,200 Central American migrants headed to the US border with Mexico on a 2,000-mile (3,200-km) journey from the Mexico-Guatemalan border.

Trump even went to the extreme of asking the Republicans to "go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW" and threatened that there would be no Daca (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) deal, a soft U.S. immigration policy that allows individuals who entered the country as minors and without legal permission - to receive a two-year period of deferred action from deportation and be eligible to get a work permit.

"With all of the money they make from the US, hopefully they will stop people from coming through their country and into ours", Trump tweeted, "at least until Congress changes our immigration laws!"

Last September, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA program, throwing the issue to lawmakers.

On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted that the program was "dead", and blamed Democrats for its failure.

Asked to clarify his comments during a joint news conference, Trump said he is "preparing for the military to secure our border" and he would be attending a meeting on the topic of border security with Mattis and others "in a little while". Trump tweeted on Sunday. Associated Press writer Jill Colvin writes that Trump's focus on immigration of late may be stemming from anger over Congress' failure to take action on key immigration measures he wanted.

Trump's claim about being the first to implement such a decision and place troops at the southern border is inherently false.


"NO MORE DACA DEAL", he posted about an hour after wishing Americans a "HAPPY EASTER".

Until the wall along the border with Mexico can be built, USA troops will be deployed to prevent illegal crossings, President Donald Trump has announced.

Last month, Mr. Trump had expressed disappointment that the funding deal didn't include a deal on DACA, but Democrats said it was his fault for being unwilling to compromise.

Although Trump threatened a veto last month of an omnibus spending Bill because it did not address the fate of Dreamers and did not fully fund his border wall, he did sign the Bill.

Dreamers like Diaz say they aren't waiting on Trump to take any more actions to find a permanent solution for DACA. "We have catch and release".

Trump said Mexico is doing practically nothing to stop people from coming from Mexico to the United States through the Southern Border.

Maybe we're all confused about where Trump stands on DACA because he appears to be confused about what the program actually does.

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