Schumer Accuses Trump of Not Making 'Good Faith Effort' to Protect Dreamers

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In a statement, Democratic leaders Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), rebuked the list as "anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans".

And he hopes to prevent immigrants from sponsoring extended family members to move to the USA, limiting green cards to spouses and children.

In addition to full funding for a border wall, the president wants Congress to cut off federal grants for so-called sanctuary cities like Boulder and Denver.

That goes against the previous negotiations with Congress, in which Trump said, among other things, that he wouldn't make the construction of a border wall a part of any DACA deal.

The document was presented to members of Congress on Sunday night, and according to Reuters - who had access to the document containing the president's list of requirements - the "principles" for immigration proposed by Trump were "unsatisfactory for the Democrats".

Democrats say they are willing to work with the White House to strengthen border security, including implementing new technology and hiring more border patrol agents.

The White House wants funding for a border wall, additional immigration enforcement personnel, and a crackdown on unaccompanied minors arriving in the US, mainly from Central American countries.

About 690,000 recipients are now enrolled in the program, and their work permits are due to expire in March 2018.

Schumer and Pelosi say the DACA deal with Trump is off – here's why

On Oct. 8, the Trump administration provided a list of conditions for any congressional legislation that offered protections against deportation for DACA recipients, who were brought to the USA before turning 16-years-old.

They are young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children and as such faced deportation. "Allowing extreme factions within the administration to undermine the president's solid word of commitment to Dreamers would put an end to the most passable immigration reform proposal we've seen come out of Congress in decades", said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, an immigration advocacy group.

Trump was recently slammed for failing to uphold a commitment he made last month involving the protection of around 800,000 illegal immigrants who entered the country as children.

He also called for skills-based immigration criteria, expedited deportation procedures for kids fleeing violence in Central America and mandatory e-verify at all companies to keep those in the country illegally from getting jobs. The list envisions transforming the Green Card system, beefing up border security and facilitating deportations.

"I do believe the President when he says he wants to protect the dreamers".

Schumer and Pelosi's frustrated response was about right, but when Rep. Gutierrez added his voice, he took the criticism to a maddening, fever pitch level.

This comes just weeks after President Trump and Democratic leaders claimed to have agreed to a deal on DACA.

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