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Dem Claims Trump Not Interested In Border Wall Funding In DACA Fix


Added 09-13-17 09:16:01pm EST - “WASHINGTON ” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Dem Claims Trump Not Interested In Border Wall Funding In DACA Fix”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON — A Texas Democrat says President Donald Trump took the southern border wall off the table in the DACA fix during a Wednesday meeting at the White House.

Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar says Trump told a group of House Democrats during the meeting that the idea of the border wall funding would not be in any congressional action related to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals policy.

“We were talking about DACA. We brought up DACA. Then he [Trump] says, ‘We need border security,’” Cuellar told reporters Wednesday. “And then he looks up and says, ‘No wall. Put it somewhere else.’”

Cuellar says the president told Democrats that wants to move fast on DACA saying that people will forget about immigration in six months. Along with elements of border security and some unspecified measures from the RAISE Act that aims at reducing immigration, Cuellar said the DACA fix appears to be on its way to become an immigration reform package.

When asked if Trump backed down completely on his central campaign promise to build a wall, Cuellar said it did not appear so. “He’s not backing away, but from my body language reading of him, he didn’t say we’re going to have it no matter what.”

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