Trump Administration demands border wall deal from the Congress
The President has asked for funds in order to build the southern border wall, in exchange for Dreamers being allowed to stay in the U.S. legally
While continuing the immigration regulations, the U.S. Administration has included on the list the demand for funds as part of the deal including undocumented minor immigrants being allowed to remain on American territory. The list also urged for federal grants allowance and limiting green cards issue for spouses and children of permanent residents.
Yet, the proposition was considered not reasonable and was immediately rejected by the democrats, who are actively involved in negotiating the immigration conditions for children brought into the country illegally.
The request come as Donald Trump aims to fulfill the promises made during his presidency campaign, such as restrict immigration, as well as deport and ban people and refugees from Muslim countries.
The issue is of great importance, as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program started by the Obama Administration will expire in March 2018 and will affect the future of almost 700.000 young people risking to be deported.
Nevertheless, the Congressional Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi remain optimistic about future negotiations with the Presidency.
“The administration can’t be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans. We told the president at our meeting that we were open to reasonable border security measures alongside the Dream Act, but this list goes so far beyond what is reasonable. This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise. The list includes the wall, which was explicitly ruled out of the negotiations. If the president was serious about protecting the Dreamers, his staff has not made a good faith effort to do so,” the two politicians’ joint statement quotes.
The situation is yet to be decided by further negotiations between the Administration, the Congress and the Attorney General, as a comprehensive immigration reform is considered to be a priority for America’s safety and security.