Steve King: No DACA deal without sacrificing rule of law

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) warned President Trump and congressional Republicans on Sunday not to make a deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying any agreement would result in compromising the rule of law.

“Congress and President Trump cannot legalize DACAs without sacrificing the Rule of Law and broadcasting a call to come to America to be here for the next amnesty. No matter the ‘deal’ the Rule of Law would fall!” King tweeted.

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Congress and President Trump cannot legalize DACAs without sacrificing the Rule of Law and broadcasting a call to come to America to be here for the next amnesty. No matter the “deal” the Rule of Law would fall!

The president and lawmakers are currently working to come to an agreement on a bill to fund the government by Jan. 19 in order to avoid a government shutdown. Congress also needs to come up with a legislative fix for DACA protections by March 5, after Trump announced he was ending the program last year.

Trump has said he will not accept a fix for DACA that does not include funding for the border wall as a part of the agreement.

Trump called for $18 billion in funding for the border wall project last week.

Sen. Dick Durbin‘s (D-Ill.) office released a document from the Department of Homeland Security to a group of senators on Friday detailing the president’s demands for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, crackdowns on so-called sanctuary cities and limiting “chain” migration.

Durbin said the document showed Trump is willing to risk a government shutdown in exchange for the border wall.

This reporting originally published on The Hill and written by Julia Manchester

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