To sign off on legislation granting DREAMers “legal status” to remain, the White House reeled off a laundry list of immigration crackdowns certain to make a deal impossible.
The September agreement, which opened the door for a legislative fix to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, was seen as a coup by Democrats and viewed with horror by congressional Republicans and many conservative voters.
The White House pulled back on that handshake Sunday, reneging on Trump's reported promise to protect DREAMers from deportation in return for a border security package that did not include his wall. Some 690,000 immigrants are impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Trump ended in September.
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