Trump on DACA: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who…”

Thursday morning President Donald Trump had to question the forced removal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from the country.

He tweeted: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?”

“Really!…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.”

The comments come after a dinner at the White House on Wednesday, where it seems Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi made a deal with the president. In exchange for protecting DACA recipients, the President will get new border security measures, reports The Hill.

It was just last week the president’s administration said they’re ending the Obama program, which allowed a temporary reprieve from deportation to young illegal immigrants brought here by their parents.

But wait…

There is more to the story. It seems what Schumer and Pelosi said to the media wasn’t entirely true. (Shocker, right?)

 

The lawmakers said in a statement that they agreed to “enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.”

The White House quickly rejected that statement, saying that while border security and DACA were discussed, the president didn’t agree to exclude funding for the border wall from the package.

Trump also pushed back on the statement by Democratic leaders in Congress, saying early Thursday there was no deal made to protect young immigrants.

The Hill

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