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‘Dreamers’ Deal Must Include Building Mexico Border Wall, Says Trump

Pakistan Today
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October 9, 2017
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Here’s what the White House wants in order to protect ‘dreamers’ (Washington Post)

Update: Trump Border Wall 'Derailed' as Democrats Reject Funding Over Young 'Dreamers' Migrant Row (Express)

US President Donald Trump sent Congress his immigration legislation priorities Sunday, including building a controversial border wall, speeding up deportations and dramatically increasing the number of officials involved in enforcement.

The list, which also includes preventing immigrants from sponsoring their extended families to move to the US, drew immediate fire from Democratic leaders in Congress, who said it goes “far beyond what is reasonable.”

The administration tied its priorities to Democrats’ desire to provide legal protection to some 690,000 immigrants known as “Dreamers” who came to the country illegally as children and were covered by an amnesty by former president Barack Obama that Trump scrapped last month.

“These findings outline reforms that must be included as part of any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients,” Trump wrote in a letter to Congress accompanying the list, using the official name for the amnesty order.

The White House list is topped by “border security,” a category that includes building a massive wall on the southern US border that Trump promised would be paid for by Mexico, which has said it will not do so.

Trump also wants to dramatically ramp up the number of officials involved in enforcement, hiring an additional 10,000 Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers and 1,000 attorneys, 370 immigration judges and 300 federal prosecutors.

Read the rest at Pakistan Today

Related: Trump's New Immigration Demands Hand Democrats an Opportunity (Bloomber)

Related: Trump’s Immigration Plan Revealed: Green Card Overhaul, No Sanctuary Cities, 10k More ICE Officers (RT.com)

Related: The House Approves $10 Billion for Trump’s Border Wall (Immigration Impact)

Related: Trump’s Attempt to Build a Border Wall Is Already a Disaster — But Could Provide an Economic Stimulus for Mexico (The Washington Spectator)

Related: Donald Trump's Popularity Is Declining Among Rural Americans (Newsweek)


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