The Trump Wall Is Still Planned and Dems Aren’t Happy

The Trump Administration declared what they want on immigration and Democrats are mad the Trump wall is still on the list.

The Trump wall is still part of the list of demands that the Administration is insisting upon for any deal that will provide for “dreamers” to eventually become citizens. The Democrats are angry, insisting that Trump had already promised that a wall would not be a condition for their negotiations.

According to the Hill (“Schumer, Pelosi blast Trump’s new immigration principles”), they claimed Trump

“can’t be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a joint statement.

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They added if President Trump was “serious” during a closed-door meeting last month about helping current undocumented immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, “his staff has not made a good faith effort to do so.”

The administration rolled outs its “immigration principles” on Sunday night as they prepare for negotiations over DACA, an Obama-era program the Trump administration has announced it will phase out.

Those principles include cracking down on undocumented children being sent to the U.S. border from Central and South American countries, toughening of border security and immigration enforcement, and construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, according to The New York Times.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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