Trump: ‘Dems Running For Hills’ On DACA

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump took aim at Democratic lawmakers for not actively trying to negotiate with him to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program into law.

Trump has repeatedly tweeted at Democrats for a DACA deal since his self imposed deadline of March 5 passed. The deadline however was rendered moot by a recent federal court decision in California.

Trump announced the end of the Obama-era protections for illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children in September telling Congress it had 6 months to codify the program into law. The president demanded that Congress appropriate funding for a southern border wall, end chain migration, and end the diversity visa lottery program in exchange for signing any such bill.

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