Trump Slams Schumer Over DACA Deal Whining

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Posted: Jan 26, 2018 1:00 PM
Trump Slams Schumer Over DACA Deal Whining

Yesterday the White House officially submitted President Trump's framework for immigration reform to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. It includes a permanent fix on DACA, funding for a border wall and ends the visa lottery and chain migration programs. 

The big concession from the White House is an eventual path to citizenship for 1.8 million DACA recipients or individuals who are eligible for DACA but never signed up. It's a deal some Democrats are warming up to, with many caving on giving Trump the wall. 

But Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who just suffered an embarrassing defeat over after shutting down the U.S. government in favor of illegal immigrants, is heavily criticizing the offer.

President Trump, who delivered remarks at the Global Economic Forum today in Davos, is taking notice from across the Atlantic.

Schumer reattached a DACA fix to the upcoming spending legislation deadline of February 8 when the government shutdown came to a close earlier this week. DACA doesn't expire until March 15.

During a phone call with reporters Thursday evening, White House officials said they expect the President's immigration framework -- once turned into legislation -- can pass the Senate with 60 votes and receive approval in the House.