President Trump claimed Saturday that Republican lawmakers are far more eager to address protections for young immigrants than Democrats, accusing them of seizing on the issue for political gain.
“Republicans want to fix DACA far more than the Democrats do,” Trump tweeted. “The Dems had all three branches of government back in 2008-2011, and they decided not to do anything about DACA. They only want to use it as a campaign issue. Vote Republican!”
Lawmakers have struggled for months over an effort to enshrine the legal protections of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into law after Trump announced in September that he would rescind the Obama-era program.
DACA offers immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children – known as “Dreamers” – a temporary reprieve from deportation, as well as permission to work and go to school.
Trump has said that any legislative solution for Dreamers must also include funding for border security and his long-promised wall between the U.S. and Mexico – a demand that Democrats have largely rejected.
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