October 9, 2017
By Brendan Kirby
Border hawks praised President Donald Trump’s shoot-for-the-moon list of demands as part of any deal to grant legal status to so-called “dreamers,” beneficiaries of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, even as Democrats went ballistic.
Trump on Sunday released a long list of demands ranging from building a wall to cracking down on “sanctuary cities” to reforming the legal immigration system. He wrote that these measures must be part of any law replacing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program the previous administration created to grant quasi-amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants brought to America as children.
“Without these reforms, illegal immigration and chain migration, which severely and unfairly burden American workers and taxpayers, will continue without end,” he wrote in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). … Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.
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