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Trump blasts Democrats over immigration as feds resume DACA renewals

Trump blasts Democrats over immigration as feds resume DACA renewals

President Donald Trump laid any failure to address the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program squarely on the doorstep of the Democratic Party.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE announced past year that he would rescind the program, and gave Congress six months to find a solution for the program.

The president also touted his belief that the US needs a merit based immigration system as opposed to one largely centered around family ties and country of origin. "No more Lotteries! (hash) AMERICA FIRST".

Some Democrats have threatened to vote against legislation to extend government funding, which expires on Friday, unless protections for the Dreamers are included.

Democrats have indicated they may use a failure to compromise on DACA as an opportunity to shut down the government on Jan 19.

But smart changes do not begin with forcing out immigrants, such as almost 200,000 Salvadorans who've been welcomed in the country for 17 years and who are primarily productive, tax-paying residents.

Racist language of any sort does not belong in the White House and demeans this country's history as a beacon of hope and a haven for even the most downtrodden.

"We must not give up or give in, " Lewis said.

Responding to Trump's suggestions that there should be an end to immigration lotteries and so-called "chain migration", Ted Lieu said he was behind such a system only if it was based on the same premise that allowed Trump's relatives into the U.S.

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Despite Trump's tweets declaring a likely dead deal on DACA, Sen.

"I think that would show real leadership" she said.

"I am telling you that he did not use that word".

Meanwhile, Mr. Graham and Mr. Durbin said they would try to build support for their plan, brushing aside Mr. Trump's complaints that it's not good enough.

"Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" he asked, referring to lawmakers who were meeting with him in the Oval Office on Thursday when Trump is said to have made the comments.

Congress and the White House shouldn't "let it stop the whole procedure", Manchin said in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation".

Not yet mentioned in the president's tweets as of Sunday morning is the false-alarm warning in Hawaii that panicked scores of people Saturday who believed a ballistic missile was headed their way after an emergency alert was mistakenly sent out.

"We are ready willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal", Mr. Trump said.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said after Mr. Trump's remarks that Congress should pass a standalone amnesty without any border security or other add-ons.