The debate between Democrats and Republicans intensifies in the lead-up to Congressional elections
The US President Donald trump on Tuesday is meeting with legislators from both parties in an attempt to find a compromise on the question of the fate of thousands of young illegal immigrants.
Trump and controlling Congressional Republicans sharply disagree with the Democrats; both parties prepare for the forthcoming in the November mid-term elections. Trump insists that any agreement on immigration included funding for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico and the tightening of immigration restrictions.
“We’ll build this wall,” promised trump, speaking on Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.
Democrats seek to protect from deportation the Program beneficiaries deferred action for immigrant children (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA), expired in early March. We are talking about the so-called “dreamers” – immigrants who arrived in the country when they were minors. It is estimated that in the country there are about 700 000.
However, under pressure from immigrant organizations, the Democrats don’t want to give Trump the question of the construction of the wall, which was one of the Central points of his electoral program. “There were some discussions, but our position is clear, and their position is also about clear. We want to delve into this issue and see whether there are possibilities for negotiation,” said a White house spokesman.
As expected, the leading representatives of the Congress at the meeting on Tuesday will not. However, in the guest list were Congress from both parties involved in the discussion of immigration issues, including Republican senators John cronyn and Tom cotton and democratic Senator dick Durbin. The leader of the democratic minority in the House of representatives Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that he didn’t expect significant progress from this meeting.
Among the “dreamers” a lot of immigrants from Mexico and Central America, who spent most of his life in the United States, studied in American schools and actively participate in public life.
Trump in September put their fate into question, declaring that he intends to undo the DACA program that allowed them on a temporary basis to legally live and work in the United States.