Trump Outlines DACA Amnesty Demands

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Although, as a candidate, Donald Trump promised no amnesty for recipients of Barack Obama’s unconstitutional DACA program, the President is now in talks with Congress to make amnesty part of a broader deal to overhaul the nation’s disastrous immigration system. In the lead-up to these negotiations, Trump has made clear his list of demands that he says must be a part of any deal that would grant amnesty to DACA illegals. Most significantly, his demands include funding for a border wall and ending chain migration.



In December, the President tweeted the following:

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security delivered to members of Congress a 7-page document listing in detail the President’s demands. That, of course did not sit well with Democrats who want amnesty for as many illegal aliens as possible with no strings attached.

From The Hill:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday sent a key group of senators the Trump administration’s list of priorities for any immigration deal.

The seven-page document, which was released by Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) office, includes the U.S.-Mexico border wall, tightening the rules for allowing unaccompanied minors to enter the country and limiting “chain migration,” which allows citizens and permanent residents to sponsor family members.

The document also details limiting funding for cities that don’t comply with federal immigration law and cracking down on visa overstays.

“The southwest border security requirements were developed through a rigorous assessment. … They reflect the need for substantial investment to significantly enhance border security toward the standard of operational control directed by the president,” Benjamin Cassidy, DHS’s assistant secretary for legislative affairs, wrote in a letter to Durbin.




In response, Senator Durbin posted the following on Twitter:





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