President Donald Trump fired back at Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer’s claim that funding for a border wall is no longer on the table as part of any legislation to codify DACA protections into law.
Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2018
Aides to Schumer told reporters late Tuesday the minority leader had taken off any border wall funding in a potential DACA deal. “God forbid, but the pictures of people being deported will rally the nation, and these more mainstream Republicans — admittedly, not a majority of the Republican Party. But enough, when they add them to Democrats, could pass the bill,” Schumer followed up on MSNBC.
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Schumer however has never offered the president anymore than 1.6 billion dollars for wall funding, while the President has insisted he needs approximately 20 billion dollars.
Trump has repeatedly made clear any bill to codify Obama-era protections for illegal immigrants into law must be accompanied by full funding for a border wall, an end to chain migration, and an end to the diversity visa lottery program.