Trump calls for rules change to pass border legislation

Trump just called off a deal on DACA

Trump just called off a deal on DACA

President Donald Trump demanded Monday that Congress pass new border legislation using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it through the Senate - a change in rules the Republican leadership has previously dismissed.

Is DACA really dead or is President Trump just posturing? Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has dismissed that option in the past, saying Republicans will welcome the filibuster option if they return to being a minority.

Matthew Wright, a government professor at American University in Washington, called Trump's tweets "not connected to reality". And much of that money can be used only to fix existing segments, not to build new sections. Over the two years, more than 30 miles of fencing and 13 miles of road were built, and more than 86 miles of vehicle barriers were installed.

The president has been tweeting about immigration and the border for the last few days, declaring protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants "dead", accusing Democrats of allowing "open borders, drugs and crime" and warning Mexico to halt the passage of "caravans" of immigrants or risk USA abandonment of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

"A lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA", he added. "They want in on the act!"

DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program created in 2012 under Democratic former President Barack Obama that Trump sought to rescind last autumn. A deal has so far proved elusive and Trump has blamed Democrats. The Department of Homeland Security and White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

More than 50,000 DACA applications remained pending as of March 31, according to the report.

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President Trump's Easter Sunday tweets declaring he will no longer support any extension of the legal protection for young immigrants is as cruel as it is reckless and thoughtless.

The US president and Easter bunny, embracing his role as the host of the annual Easter Egg roll and he enjoyed the lighter moment on the south lawn, but even here, he had immigration on his mind.

The proposals appear the same as those included on a White House wish list on immigration that was released in October. "This President manufactured a crisis when he ended DACA, and now he wants to shift the blame onto those who have been fighting to protect our Dreamers".

In a series of seven tweets on Sunday, the president said that Mexico is "making a fortune" from NAFTA while allowing unauthorized immigrants to "take advantage of DACA" by neglecting to stop them at the country's northern border. The largest number of those immigrants, 553,200, came from Mexico, along with 26,160 from El Salvador, 17,920 from Guatemala, 16,420 from Honduras and thousands more from other countries worldwide.

Last year, a Fox News poll found that 83% of voters favored allowing "illegal immigrants" working in the United States to become legal immigrants. They began as short processions of migrants, some dressed in biblical garb and carrying crosses, as an Easter-season protest against the kidnappings, extortion, beatings and killings suffered by many Central American migrants as they cross Mexico.

Last year, Lithuania began buying liquid natural gas from the U.S.as part of an effort to secure alternative energy supplies and reduce its dependence on Russian Federation.

"Meanwhile, Mexico said it would also step up enforcement on its southern border, and planned to stop people from boarding freight trains while opening new border control stations".

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