Donald Trump Tweets Mixed Messages About DACA, Talks 'Massive Border Security'

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US President Donald Trump points to his ears as he tries to hear shouted questions from reporters while departing the White House. Photo: Getty Images

US President Donald Trump told reporters as he left the White House on Thursday, September 14 that they are working to find a solution with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "We are working on a plan for DACA."

Trump's comment is contradictory to the Twitter messages he wrote in the early hours of Thursday when he said "no deal was made last night at DACA."

Trump also said that before completing any agreement on the protection of DREAMers, a broader agreement would be needed to secure the United States border.

Likewise, he assured the border wall is under construction, writing: “The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.”

But the biggest contradiction of all was when Mr. Trump said that nobody wants to deport the young immigrants, “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really! ...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security.”

After the President asked via Twitter if someone really wants the DREAMers out, former New York Times journalist, Jim Roberts, replied saying: "Well, actually, many of the people who helped elect you very much want that."

Other users shared with Trump the Homeland Security Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 2017 Announcement. 

After Trump gave a deadline of six months to the Congress to address the situation and come up with an alternative, Republican lawmakers promised quick work to help undocumented immigrants.

Unfortunately, not all the representatives are on the same page. Mike Coffman, Republican of Colorado, called off a petition he had initiated to force the House to take up legislation to protect the DREAMers. 

Coffman said that the time frame was supposed to light a fire under Congress but it was not the case. “He could have done an immediate phase out,” he said. “That would really put pressure on Congress to put DACA right on the top of the agenda. But in giving Congress six months, with all the other things going on right now, the debt limit, the appropriations, tax reform, it’s not certainly on the top of the agenda right now.”

Since the very first day, politicians have been divided on immigration issues related to this American immigration policy, but under the presidency of Donald Trump, DACA has been under scrutiny.

DACA not only gives young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation, also a work permit is part of the program that expires after two years, and is subject to renewal.

The end of DACA means that 800,000 children and youths will no longer be protected.



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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.