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In this Oct. 7, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington for a brief stop at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on his way to Greensboro, N.C. The Trump administration sent an immigration policy wish-list to Congress that includes overhauling the country's green-card system, hiring 10,000 more immigration officers and building a wall along the southern border. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The White House has released an immigration wish list


The White House on Sunday sent an immigration wish-list to Congress that could put thousands of young undocumented immigrants, or "dreamers," who were brought to the U.S. as children, in limbo.

In the policy wish-list, the Trump administration asked lawmakers to boost fees at border crossings, make it easier to deport gang members and unaccompanied children, overhaul the asylum system, and hire 10,000 more immigration officers, among other things.

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Earlier this year, President Donald Trump announced plans to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that provided two-year work permits for "dreamers." Trump gave Congress six months to find a replacement for the program.

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While Democrats have signaled that they are willing to negotiate with the GOP on immigration, many of the proposals in this latest policy wish-list will likely face harsh opposition.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement Sunday night, saying the list goes "far beyond what is reasonable."

"The Administration can't be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans," they said in the statement.

"If the President was serious about protecting the Dreamers, his staff has not made a good faith effort to do so," they said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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