Saturday, December 30, 2017

DACA Fix May be Costly -- Funding "the Wall," Restricting Family Immigration, Eliminating Diversity Visas

The pressure builds for Congress to pass a DACA fix.  But, according to news accounts, it appears that any relief for the DACA recipients will be costly.

In an interview with the New York Times and a Friday morning tweet, President Trump said that any deal that would grant legal status to immigrants brought to the United States as children needed to include funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Look, I wouldn’t do a DACA plan without a wall,” Trump said to the Times, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that he has set to expire next year. “We need it. We see the drugs pouring into the country, we need the wall.”

He reiterated that point in a tweet.  President Trump tweeted yesterday the following:

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/12/daca-fix-may-be-costly-funding-the-wall-restricting-family-immigration-eliminating-diversity-visas.html

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