“Dreamers aren’t bargaining chips. They aren’t pawns in @realDonaldTrump’s game. We made a promise. We said come out of the shadows & be fully woven into the fabric of America because that’s who you are. In America, we work hard & dream big & we must keep our promise to Dreamers,” Warren tweeted Friday.
The office of Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., released a document prepared for selected senators by the Department of Homeland Security that outlined the Trump administration’s priorities required for any immigration deal. It included $18 billion in funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, crackdowns on “sanctuary” cities and limiting “chain migration,” which allows citizens and permanent residents to sponsor family members.
Trump announced in September he would rescind DACA and told lawmakers they needed to prepare new immigration legislation by March. So far, Democrats and Republicans have been unable to agree on a new deal.
Trump’s current list of demands appears to remain the same as those the White House released in October.
It was “outrageous that the White House would undercut months of bipartisan efforts by again trying to put its entire wish-list of hardline anti-immigrant bills — plus an additional $18 billion in wall funding — on the backs of these young people,” Durbin said.