Trump slams Democrats, says they don't want secure borders

ANI | Updated: Oct 10, 2017 20:46 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Oct 10 (ANI): The United States President, Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed Democrats saying that reaching out to congressional Democrats for help in getting immigration legislation passed is difficult because "the Democrats don't want secure borders."

"The problem with agreeing to a policy on immigration is that the Democrats don't want secure borders, they don't care about safety for U.S.A.," Trump tweeted.

Trump's Tweet came after his administration had sent an immigration policy wish list to Congress that threatens to derail efforts to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from being deported.

The Trump administration wants tougher immigration and border security measures, crackdowns on sanctuary cities, green card restrictions and funding for the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall.

Obama-era DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program had provided two-year work permits to the dreamers that Trump has called "unconstitutional."

The DACA program has protected nearly 800,000 young adult unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally since 2012.