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Trump Releases DACA Demands

After promising to reform immigration, Trump has released his demands to his administration as to what needs to happen if DACA is to be saved.

Among his demands are an end to the so-called “sanctuary cities, a complete revamp of the green-card system, and the building of the wall.

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President Trump has a litany of demands in order for his administration to extend a program that protects certain young undocumented immigrants from deportation – known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The president’s requests include stronger crackdowns on so-called sanctuary cities, building his oft-promised border wall and overhauling the country’s green card system.

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“This plan will work. If followed it will produce an immigration system with integrity and one in which we can take pride,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “Perhaps the best result will be that unlawful attempts to enter will continue their dramatic decline.”

But the administration’s proposals have already angered key Democrats who met with Trump last month.

“This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement Sunday night.

“We told the president at our meeting that we were open to reasonable border security measures … but this list goes so far beyond what is reasonable,” Pelosi added.

The Trump administration officially announced its plan to end the DACA program – which provides a level of amnesty to certain illegal immigrants, many of whom came to the U.S. as children – with a six-month delay for current recipients earlier this year.

With the delay, the solution for protecting young immigrants from deportation is punted to Congress, with only a few months to pass immigration reform legislation.

The DACA program was formed through executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and allows certain people, called Dreamers, who come to the U.S. illegally as minors to be protected from immediate deportation. Recipients are able to request “consideration of deferred action” for a period of two years which is subject to renewal.

Of course the House and Senate Democrats aren’t happy, but they have always traditionally been lax on border security and immigration. It is unclear if they will cave under increased public pressure to fix the immigration crisis that is occurring in the country.

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