President Donald J. Trump returned to Twitter today in typical fashion after a quick trip overseas for the World Economic Forum. President Trump jumped right back into the debate over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), accusing Democrats of not actually wanting to solve the problem.
I have offered DACA a wonderful deal, including a doubling in the number of recipients & a twelve year pathway to citizenship, for two reasons: (1) Because the Republicans want to fix a long time terrible problem. (2) To show that Democrats do not want to solve DACA, only use it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018
Last September, President Trump rescinded former President Obama’s executive order which shielded more than 800,000 illegal immigrants from deportation because they were brought into the country as children. In an effort to curb executive overreach and shift responsibility back in the hands of the legislative branch, Trump gave Congress a six month ultimatum to fix the DACA issue. If the Senate and the House cannot come up with an agreement that Trump can sign, he will deal with the issue himself. That deadline is quickly approaching in March.
In another tweet, President Trump also claimed tat Democrats are not interested in "Border Safety & Security" but only in "obstruction."
Democrats are not interested in Border Safety & Security or in the funding and rebuilding of our Military. They are only interested in Obstruction!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018
It is unclear what deal will be reached between the two sides, but Washington Times columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Hurt echoed similar sentiments to the White House today, saying that the current plans before Congress are by far the "most centrist immigration" plan in more than 30 years.