This beats the usual Republican way of giving the Democrats what they want in exchange for a vague “take a look” at Republican demands later after the bill is passed and signed.
Check their ages: The DACA program was implemented by the Obama administration in 2012. To be eligible for the DACA program a person had to be under 16. That would mean that the oldest of these individuals would be 20 – 21 years old.
President Donald Trump will not sign a bill de-facto legalizing illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children unless it contains provisions for a wall on the southern border, he declared in a tweet Friday.
Trump ended the Obama-era executive action, otherwise known as DACA, in September telling Congress it had six months to codify the program into law before protections expired. Obama’s DACA program issued work permits to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and granted them certain protections from deportation. There are approximately 700,000 DACA recipients in the U.S.
Democrats have been reluctant to give any concessions whatsoever on DACA, saying the program should be passed through both chambers without any concessions on Republican immigration priorities. Trump’s tweet indicates he will not allow a “clean DACA” bill and will insist that provisions to fund his southern border wall and reform the legal immigration system must be included. DailyCaller