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Trump: If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix

Trump: If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19 MORE on Tuesday night delivered a blunt message to Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: report Trump announces opening of relations between Sudan and Israel Five takeaways on Iran, Russia election interference MORE (D-N.Y.), saying there would be no agreement to help so-called Dreamers without funding for the president's long-promised border wall.

"Cryin’ Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: report Trump announces opening of relations between Sudan and Israel Five takeaways on Iran, Russia election interference MORE fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!" Trump tweeted.

The president was referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era initiative that offers certain protections to undocumented immigrants, popularly known as Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

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Democrats fought to have a DACA fix tied to a funding bill to end the government's three-day shutdown, but they eventually backed down after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: report Senators battle over Supreme Court nominee in rare Saturday session Sunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day MORE (R-Ky.) said he would take up immigration legislation in February.

Schumer came under fire from the left-wing faction of his party for caving to the GOP over the DACA issue. The Senate minority leader said he had discussed funding for a border wall at the White House on Friday as part of a potential deal.

Later, on Tuesday, Schumer confirmed he had withdrawn the offer.

"We're going to have to start on a new basis and the wall offer is off the table," Schumer told reporters.