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Trump: Democrats 'just aren't calling' on DACA

Trump: Democrats 'just aren't calling' on DACA
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE took to Twitter on Thursday night to slam Democratic leaders for “not calling” him about a fix for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“The Democrats just aren’t calling about DACA. Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiLawmakers feel pressure on guns Former Pelosi challenger: I have no 'interest in running for leadership again' Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March MORE and Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats now attack internet rules they once embraced Schumer: Trump budget would ‘cripple’ gun background checks Schumer: Senate Republicans' silence 'deafening' on guns, Russia MORE have to get moving fast, or they’ll disappoint you again,” Trump wrote, referring to the House Democratic leader and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats now attack internet rules they once embraced Schumer: Trump budget would ‘cripple’ gun background checks Schumer: Senate Republicans' silence 'deafening' on guns, Russia MORE (D-N.Y.). “We have a great chance to make a deal or, blame the Dems! March 5th is coming up fast.”

Trump tweeted a similar sentiment early Thursday when he said Democrats were “doing nothing” to protect young immigrants covered by DACA. 

Trump announced in September that he would move to end the program, which protects certain young immigrants who were brought into the U.S. illegally when they were children from being deported, unless Congress could come up with a fix by March.

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A bipartisan group of senators led by Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCongress punts fight over Dreamers to March Pence tours Rio Grande between US and Mexico GOP looks for Plan B after failure of immigration measures MORE (R-S.C.) and Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinAmerica’s waning commitment to the promise of the First Amendment Senate rejects Trump immigration plan What to watch for in the Senate immigration votes MORE (D-Ill.) said last month they had reached a deal among themselves for a immigration package that provided a fix for DACA as well as provided border security funding and changes to legal immigration. Trump later rejected that plan.

Schumer later tried to negotiate a deal with Trump to pair a DACA fix with funding for a border wall, but those negotiations failed.

Republicans and Democrats could not agree on a government spending bill last month because a fix for DACA wasn’t included, leading to a three-day government shutdown.

The White House unveiled details of Trump’s immigration plan last week. The plan includes a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants, including those who are covered by DACA program as well as those who are eligible for DACA but did not apply.

In exchange for those protections, Trump will seek $25 billion in funding for his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The money would be placed in a trust fund, preventing it from being reallocated by future Congresses.