The Democrats want to make DACA the focus of January's negotiations around funding the government, and Trump sees this as the ideal moment to throw in his border wall gambit.
Democrats who once supported a fence along the U.S.
"President Trump has said he may need a good government shutdown to get his wall".
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate Democratic whip, smiles as he heads for a weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. In September, President Trump shut the program down and gave Congress six months to come up with an alternate policy. Sen.
-Mexican border are now opposing a massive wall proposed by President Donald Trump along the same route, but the president is demanding that Congress include $18 billion in funding for the first phase of construction in a package to provide legal status to Dreamers, The Washington Post reports.
So the funds Trump seeks from Congress would be enough to say that by 2027, just over half the border is walled off. Durbin is now working with four other Senators, three of whom are Republican, on a deal that will protect DACA while also beefing up border security, but it appears Trump's demands could stall talks.
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Earlier, some congressional Republicans downplayed the likelihood of a deal with Democrats on legislation to protect the Dreamers - some 700,000 young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.
Besides the border wall, it included the hiring of 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and 300 federal prosecutors.
Democrats have been trying to push for a permanent DACA solution in exchange for funding the government.
Trump is basically saying that he will not fix granting "amnesty" to DACA recipients unless he gets the funding required for the wall and related expenditure.
'Those are things that he's insisted upon, ' and Democrats would have to embrace them along with border security, said Cornyn.