Trump to Latinos: ‘Push’ Democrats on DACA Fix

The Daily Signal | 3/7/2018 | Staff
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President Donald Trump asked a gathering of Latino business owners to “push” Democratic members of Congress on his proposal to grant legal status to a subgroup of illegal immigrants in exchange for stronger border security.

“This is our time. This is our moment. Go get DACA,” Trump said in his remarks Wednesday to the Latino Coalition, gathered in Washington. “Go push those Democrats. I’m telling you. This is a moment for DACA, for all of us.”

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DACA is a reference to the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrival policy, which shields from deportation illegal immigrants brought to the United States as minors.

While fewer than 800,000 signed up for DACA protection, Trump has proposed expanding legal status to 1.8 million. However, he also wants a border wall, and a shift to a merit-based immigration based on skills to replace the current chain migration system based on family reunification.

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“My administration submitted a balanced and responsible immigration reform plan to Congress,” Trump told the Latino gathering Wednesday. “Our plan fully secures the border, provides a permanent solution to DACA, which we’re really working on and modernizes our immigration by ending extended family migration and the lottery system so we can eventually have a merit-based system where people can come in and work for your companies, work for you, and do a phenomenal...
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