Trump declares DACA 'dead' while urging lawmakers to 'act now' on immigration

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Trump also highlighted that there are "caravans" of Mexicans and Central Americans heading towards the southern border, and many of them hope to seek asylum in the United States. Trump says NAFTA is bad for the U.S. Wright noted that Trump rejected several Democratic offers to address DACA, including at one point a deal that would have provided $25 billion for his wall.

This clownish bully is U.S. president, but he has to be cut down to size, so he can not keep on wreaking havoc on the nation he pompously vowed to "make great again".

Less than two weeks ago, Mr. Trump tweeted, "remember DACA, the Democrats abandoned you (but we will not)!"

"Honduras, Mexico and many other countries that the very generous to, sends many of their people to our country through our WEAK IMMIGRATION POLICIES". Trump ended the program past year, but gave Congress six months to pass legislation enshrining it. The first hearing before the Supreme Court wouldn't come until October, and a decision would not happen before the spring or early summer of 2019.

It's unclear, however, whether there is any appetite in Congress for such changes, especially now that the president has said he is no longer interested in protecting young "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation.

"And now people are taking advantage of DACA and that's a shame".

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As if trying to dispel any lingering doubts about his appalling ignorance, Trump added in another tweet: "These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA".

And in 2014, as a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossed into the United States, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the activation of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border. The President is also threatening to end NAFTA if Mexico doesn't do more to stop illegal immigration.

The president also tied construction of the border wall to DACA, even though he has largely abandoned the promise Mexico would pay for that wall.

Nielsen on Monday discussed the issue of the caravan with her Mexican counterparts, according to a tweet from Mexican Secretary Alfonso Navarrete that DHS confirmed occurred.

In recent tweets, Trump criticized the so-called "catch and release" practice, in which undocumented people are detained but released soon after while they wait for a hearing before an immigration judge. As educational website ThoughtCo reported in August, neither president was required to suspend the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, which prevents the use of military force to carry out civilian law enforcement tasks, because troops were predominantly used to assist local police with reconnaissance and "counternarcotics enforcement" until more Border Patrol agents could be installed in their place. "Do I want to continue my education and pursue my degree in Masters of Fine Arts", Osornio wondered.