Trump declares DACA 'dead', pushes wall

Donald Trump's tweets come amid tense negotiations over NAFTA between his administration and that of Mexican President

Donald Trump rages on Twitter, declares 'DACA is dead' in multi-tweet meltdown

US President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his opposition to the legalisation of hundreds of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

In the past, Trump had said he was open to a deal with congressional Democrats in which they would support funding for the border wall in exchange for protection for the Dreamers.

"DACA is dead because the Democrats didn't care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon", Trump tweeted.

In light of Trump's call for the "nuclear option", a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday noted that Republican senators oppose changing existing rules governing the debate and passage of legislation.

Mexican government officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The Fox News segment was based on a report by Buzzfeed. Congress also put restrictions on the types of barriers that can be built.

A caravan of Central Americans making an annual pilgrimage to the USA border has found itself at the heart of two days worth of tweets from President Trump, who linked the effort to protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

He also claimed that people are flowing over the border "trying to take advantage of DACA. They want in on the act!" the president declared. President Barack Obama's administration allowed sign-ups during a set period of time, and the program is closed to new entrants. Trump ended the program previous year, but gave Congress six months to pass legislation enshrining it. (Most Democrats voted for it.) The Trump administration opposed both proposals. In his latest round of tweets, the president didn't hold back his thoughts, including announcing that a deal on #Daca is dead.

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"Mexico has got to help us at the border", Trump, holding his wife's hand, told reporters before the couple attended Easter services at an Episcopal church near his Palm Beach, Florida home.

"'Caravans' coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW".

Major legislation usually needs a supermajority to pass the Senate. "They must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws", Trump wrote on Twitter early Monday morning, calling upon Congress to pass legislation securing the border.

The president also complained on Twitter that border patrol agents can't do their jobs properly because of "ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws" that allow people caught for being in the country illegally to be released while they await a hearing before a federal immigration judge. Getting more risky. "Caravans" coming.

About 1,100 migrants, many from Honduras, have been marching in a caravan along roadsides and train tracks in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca.

Trump in the past has promised to show "great heart" in dealing with DACA.

"Once they enter the country, even if we are standing at the border with our hands out saying, "Don't enter, don't enter, ' all they have to do is cross one foot into the border and we have to take them into custody", he said". He says the three can make the most progress by holding regularly scheduled meetings between smaller groups of negotiators, they said.

Superville says some lawmakers, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have criticized the president's tweets, particularly because of his timing on Easter Sunday. Regardless, these people have no automatic right to simply walk into the USA and remain here. Some meetings could also include USA presidential adviser Jared Kushner and Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who have been managing the relationship between President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto, according to two of the people.

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