Joe Walsh Slams President Over DACA Deal With Democrats

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President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was "fairly close" to a deal with congressional leaders to preserve protections for young immigrants living illegally in America but he's insisting on "massive border security" as part of any agreement.

In the first such tweet from his @realDonaldTrump account, the president wrote, "No deal was made last night on DACA".

Following a dinner with Trump at the White House, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the "productive meeting" focused on "DACA", a program established by former President Barack Obama.

And Rep. Steve King (R-IA), an immigration hardliner who claimed in an infamous interview in 2013 that for every DACA-protected immigrant that becomes valedictorian "there's another 100" with "calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert", was even less pleased.

Before flying to Florida on Thursday to review damage from Hurricane Irma, Trump described his agreement with the Democrats as an exchange of concessions on border security spending for his willingness to sign legislation protecting the 670,000 recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, or Daca.

"And if the Republicans don't stick together then I'm going to have to do more and more", Mr. Trump said, holding out the possibility of more deal-making with Democrats. After all, Trump appeared to be against the program throughout his campaign.

"You have 800,000 young people brought here, no fault of there own".

On Thursday, San Jose filed a complaint alleging rescission of DACA has hurt the city, its residents and city employees, some of whom are DACA recipients.

A few minutes later, the President made clear that he was not in favor of deporting those "Dreamers", saying in a tweet, "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?"

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On Sept. 5, the Trump administration announced its decision to rescind DACA over a six-month period.

And on Twitter, under the trend #burnmyMAGAhat, some Trump supporters set their signature red hats ablaze to signal their displeasure at the potential bipartisan immigration deal.

"I feel really sad that these students have this extra stress on them", Peterson said.

"We also urged the President to make permanent the cost-sharing reduction payments, and those discussions will continue", they said in a joint statement.

"President Trump's decision to end DACA is a manufactured crisis in response to an artificial deadline from anti-immigrant leaders", said Lorella Praeli, the American Civil Liberties Union's director of immigration policy and campaigns.

Democratic aides said that although there was no final deal, an agreement had been reached.

"We're not for the wall", Schumer said. Republicans broadly favor more stringent border security.

But this is a president who promised to be a dealmaker, and he is frustrated with Republicans and he wants to win, says Goldman.

"We know that many, many of them have not stepped forward. Why?"

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