Trump Wonders Who Wouldn’t Want To Give Amnesty To Illegal Immigrants

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump wrote a series of tweets Thursday in which he justified giving out amnesty, yet said he would still implement border security.

The tweets came after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed they had come to an agreement with Trump to legalize 800,000 illegal immigrant Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries. The agreement would have included amnesty without a border wall, which was one of Trump’s signature campaign promises.

“No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote,” Trump tweeted. “The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.” (RELATED: Top Dems Say Trump Agreed To Legalizing DACA Recipients Without Wall)

He went on to justify giving amnesty, something he vehemently opposed on the campaign trail. (RELATED: The Numbers Behind The ‘Dreamers’)

“Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!” Trump wrote. “They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own – brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security.”

A recent poll did show that a majority of voters, 73 percent, do not want illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to be deported. Although Trump won the Republican primary largely on his hard-line immigration stance, according to a recent analysis.

An example of this stance prior to becoming president includes a tweet in which Trump remarked, “Are Republicans suicidal? Now they want to push amnesty through Congress. Allowing Democrats into the country.”