Trump seeks border wall in exchange for 'Dreamers' deal

Donald Trump's new list of immigration 'principles' has listed a border wall as a priority

Donald Trump's new list of immigration 'principles' has listed a border wall as a priority

He went on to write: "The Democrats have, of course, denounced the White House "anti-immigrant wishlist" as dead on arrival..."

"We use to joke about President Bannon".

The White House list is topped by "border security", a category that includes building a massive wall on the southern United States border that Trump promised would be paid for by Mexico, which has said it will not do so. Marielena Hincapié, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, wrote on Twitter, "When you make an offer you know the other side simply can not agree to, it is evidence that you don't actually want a deal".

President Donald Trump meets with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and other Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, on September 6, 2017, in Washington.

The administration said asylum loopholes have also contributed to a "massive" backlog in the courts, where there are more than 270,000 pending asylum cases.

The proposals will likely assuage immigration hardliners among Trump's base, many of whom were shocked last month after he appeared to be coming to a compromise with Democrats in Congress to extend DACA without conditions. But the White House's principles, first reported by McClatchy, also include measures for reducing legal immigration, interior enforcement and implementing workplace enforcement that will make it hard to gain Democratic and even some Republican support. On multiple occasions, the U.S. Congress rejected similiar proposals, prompting Mr. Obama to do what he himself had said more than 20 times he did not have the authority to do.

Democratic Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez went a step further and told The Washington Post, "It's an extension of the white supremacist agenda - what they want to do is criminalize and delegitimize Latinos".

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"You can count on that to happen very soon", Sanders said.

Noting the Republicans swept the White House and both chambers of Congress last November, the aide added: "The American public voted for the reforms included in this package". Nor did the staff of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Democrats have already said a number of the proposals will not be considered.

Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoTop general says Iran complying with nuclear deal Live coverage: Sanders rolls out single-payer bill Where Dems stand on Sanders's single-payer bill MORE (D-Hawaii) also accused Trump of trying to "demonize immigrants" in the proposal.

Coupled with taking executive action against illegal immigrants, the Department of Homeland Security has also conducted nationwide raids in recent weeks and arrested about 500 illegal immigrants that it says have violated the law. Implemented under former President Barack Obama, the initiative has allowed about 800,000 beneficiaries, known as Dreamers, to live and work in the US on renewable authorizations. "I'm especially glad to see him call for ending chain migration and moving to a skills-based immigration system".

"Trump may be a bore, but he's not a fool", Krikorian said. The US president is now looking to Congress for billions of dollars to pay for its construction. The president has previously said there could be no deal without those security reassurances. In response, Gutierrez has been pushing with other Democrats for a quick up-or-down vote on legislation that would permanently provide legal status for those protected by the program, known as "dreamers". Any DACA program will have an enormous and immediate downside, increasing pressure on our borders by those who wish to cash in on a legalization.

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