House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi has boasted about a promise she claimed President Trump made to her where the President said he would sign a bill providing an alternative to the deportation of DACA recipients just as he wished when he phased out the program with a six-month delay for Congress to act, Politico reports.
Though President Trump accords border wall with high priority, he is unwilling to tie his wall agenda with DACA legislation.
According to White House legislative affairs Director, Marc Short during an interview with Christian Science Monitor, Trump is most interested in getting border security and that he believes a barrier such as a wall is important to that equation of border security.
Marc said, “Whether or not that is part of a DACA equation or whether or not that’s another legislative vehicle — I don’t want us to bind ourselves into a construct that makes reaching a conclusion on DACA impossible”.
Nancy’s assurance cane from the meeting Trump had with the Democrats leaders last week to discuss conflicting issues between the White House and Capitol Hill. In the meeting, Nancy and Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer insisted on a clean DACA bill and that it would be unreasonable and heartless to tie it with border wall funding.
Trump however gave a nod to their request but insisted he would require a sort of border security in return. According to Pelosi, Trump’s words were, “You pass it, I’ll sign it, I want some border stuff”.
Key Democrats have, however, indicated they will have to accept some modest border security measures to pick up support from congressional Republicans on a DACA fix.
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