WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is touting his proposal on immigration as it faces an uphill battle in Congress.
In a tweet Tuesday, Trump asserts that Democrats and Republicans must act now to provide legal protections to young "Dreamer" immigrants in the U.S. illegally. He writes: "This will be our last chance, there will never be another opportunity! March 5th."
Negotiations on DACA have begun. Republicans want to make a deal and Democrats say they want to make a deal. Wouldn’t it be great if we could finally, after so many years, solve the DACA puzzle. This will be our last chance, there will never be another opportunity! March 5th.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2018
Trump was referring to deadline after which he has said a program protecting young immigrants from deportation would end. In fact, a recent court ruling has rendered that deadline meaningless.
NEW: In early morning tweets, Pres. #Trump calls new immigration talks a "last chance" for Congress to "solve the DACA puzzle." Touts infrastructure plan as bipartisan & calls on Democrats to make a deal. Democrats say it cuts more infrastructure $$ than it adds. #KOMOnews pic.twitter.com/K3SVCk0xcX— Cayle Thompson, KOMO (@CayleThompson) February 13, 2018
The Senate's Republican and Democratic leaders say it's going to be tough to broker a successful deal on immigration policy, including $25 billion Trump wants for a border wall with Mexico.