Steve King: No DACA deal without sacrificing rule of law

Steve King: No DACA deal without sacrificing rule of law

Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingJulian Castro responds to Steve King 'Hispanic' comments: 'He does what he usually does' Julián Castro says he’s 'likely' to run in 2020 Steve King: Julian and Joaquin Castro learned Spanish to ‘qualify as retroactive Hispanics’ MORE (R-Iowa) warned President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE and congressional Republicans on Sunday not to make a deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying any agreement would result in compromising the rule of law. 

"Congress and President Trump cannot legalize DACAs without sacrificing the Rule of Law and broadcasting a call to come to America to be here for the next amnesty. No matter the 'deal' the Rule of Law would fall!" King tweeted.  

The president and lawmakers are currently working to come to an agreement on a bill to fund the government by Jan. 19 in order to avoid a government shutdown. Congress also needs to come up with a legislative fix for DACA protections by March 5, after Trump announced he was ending the program last year.

Trump has said he will not accept a fix for DACA that does not include funding for the border wall as a part of the agreement. 


Trump called for $18 billion in funding for the border wall project last week. 

Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenate Dems ask Trump to disclose financial ties to Saudi Arabia Trump officials ratchet up drug pricing fight GOP senators: Mnuchin should not go to Saudi Arabia MORE's (D-Ill.) office released a document from the Department of Homeland Security to a group of senators on Friday detailing the president's demands for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, crackdowns on so-called sanctuary cities and limiting “chain” migration.

Durbin said the document showed Trump is willing to risk a government shutdown in exchange for the border wall.