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Trump launches Twitter tirade and declares 'DACA is dead'

03 April 2018

The Daca -Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals- is a scheme providing protected status to those who entered the USA illegally as children.

The statement from the president comes nearly a month after the program officially expired, although it has been kept on life support through various rulings from federal courts.

Trump began tweeting over the weekend on immigration from Florida, threatening to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. The U.S., Canada and Mexico are participating in tense negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement at Trump's insistence.

"We understand there was some reporting on Fox News [Sunday] morning about a caravan of people that are making their way through Central America, hoping to get to Mexico and then hoping to cross the border", Superville says.

Political groups backed by the conservative Koch brothers are criticizing President Donald Trump for declaring that an effort to protect young immigrants from deportation is dead.

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"Mexico has the absolute power not to let these large "Caravans" of people enter their country".

US President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his opposition to the legalisation of hundreds of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. About one third of the migrants traveling plan to stay in the country rather than continue on to the U.S. "It can't happen that way anymore". The president continued to double down in a follow-up tweet, calling on Republicans in Congress to use the "nuclear option" to bypass the Democrats and start construction on his border wall. Some meetings could also include US presidential adviser Jared Kushner and Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who have been managing the relationship between President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto, according to two of the people.

Here's a closer look at Trump's tweets, fact-checked and with context.

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-Ill., a leading advocate for a DACA deal in the House, tweeted that Trump had "demonstrated his complete ignorance" on immigration policy.

But in tweets on Sunday he indicated he was done negotiating and wanted Congress to resolve the issue with legislation. Trump suggested that the immigrants who made up the caravan were coming to America in hopes of taking advantage of the program, which he effectively ended in September 2017. Remember, today is Easter Sunday.

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Trump's immigration reform proposal would end the diversity visa lottery and replace it with a merit-based system. An inaccurate news report should not serve to question this strong cooperation.

The "nuclear option" that Trump referred to is a way that the Senate can break through obstruction by the Democrats and vote on a bill with a simple majority. Trump is telling blatant lies to support his anti-immigrant narrative and justifying his heartless decision to end the program in the first place.

But in mid-February, just 36 of the Senate's 51 Republicans backed an immigration bill that mirrored White House demands. Most say such a rule change would be a bad idea and they are probably right, but Democrats - if and when they regain control of the Senate - may, themselves, invoke the so-called nuclear option in order to roll back the Trump agenda.

"A lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA, and we're going to have to really see". "They must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws. They want in on the act!" the president declared.

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Trump launches Twitter tirade and declares 'DACA is dead'