Trump denies amnesty to "Dreamers" in immigration talks
US president Donald Trump hits back at Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi, saying there would be no amnesty for “Dreamers," as talks to end a partial government shutdown progress
Trump has hit back at Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, saying there would be no amnesty for “Dreamers” as talks to end the partial government shutdown progress.
Trump said on Sunday, his proposed immigration deal attempting to end the government shutdown, would not lead to granting amnesty to illegal immigrants, referring to them as “Dreamers”.
‘No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer. It is a 3-year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else,’ Trump said on Twitter.
Trump’s offer proposes three years of protections for Dreamers and for holders of temporary protected status (TPS) which is another class of immigrants from designated countries affected by armed conflict, natural disaster, or other strife.
After Trump's Sunday twitter posts, senator Mark Warner said Trump’s proposal would be used as “a starting point” for future talks.
‘But you’ve got to start by reopening the government.” Mr Warner said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.
‘Dreamers’ under Obama’s administration
Dreamers, are undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children, and are protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
DACA was put in place under former US president Barack Obama. In September 2017 Trump’s administration said it would withdraw DACA, however it still remains in effect under court order.
Trump addressed Pelosi in one tweet, clarifying there would be no big push to remove the "11 million plus people who are here illegally," telling Pelosi to “be careful.”
US government shutdown enters day 30
The US government shutdown entered day 30 on Monday, with one-quarter of the US government in shut down over Trump’s wall funding.
Trump has demanded $5.7 billion to fund a wall along the US-border of Mexico, which Democrats have refused to approve.
An estimated 800,000 federal workers have been ordered to stay home or work without pay during the shutdown.
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