After exiting Switzerland where he attended a very successful Davos World Economic Forum given that he was able to convince European business leaders to invest more in the US, the American President Donald Trump was informed by his staff whilst boarding Air Force One that the Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer had rejected his latest proposal on immigration.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">DACA has been made increasingly difficult by the fact that Cryin’ Chuck Schumer took such a beating over the shutdown that he is unable to act on immigration!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/956938973326098432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">26 January 2018</a></blockquote>
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This caused President Trump to tweet: “DACA has been made increasingly difficult by the fact that Cryin’ Chuck Schumer took such a beating over the shutdown that he is unable to act on immigration!”
As we’ve told you earlier in the week, the Democratic party has faced increasing pressure from the left side of their political spectrum after the shutdown loss to come up with a good solution for the Dreamers and, importantly, to stick to their guns this time around.
On Thursday, the White House administration had released a proposal approved by the US President which would allow as many as 1.8 million young immigrants (thus many more than the original DACA agreement) to become citizens, in exchange for the Democrats allowing $25 billion in spending on a border wall between Mexico and the US.
The Democratic Senate minority leader Mr. Schumer stated in response that "This plan flies in the face of what most Americans believe."
Even though President Trump "finally acknowledged that the Dreamers should be allowed to stay here and become citizens, he uses them as a tool to tear apart our legal immigration system and adopt the wish list that anti-immigration hard-liners have advocated for years."