The President has made it clear that he wants the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program good and gone. It is, he claims, a part of his move to curb illegal immigrants from coming in and staying in the country. Now, he has outlined a list of requirements that he wants to see in any new plan that aims to replace the DACA. However, looking at his list, it seems to be a pretty impossible task for any one program to encompass all of the measures he wants to be included.
List could make new deal impossible to frame
The list of provisions that, according to Trump, are an absolute essential for any new plan to replace DACA appears to be unreasonable at bets and seems to make a new plan that conforms to it a fairly impossible task to achieve. Among other things, the list includes tougher border security measures, improved immigration enforcement, and a provision to raise more challenges ahead of illegal immigration by minors without adults accompanying them. In addition to these measures, the list also wants any new deal to include funding for the Mexican wall project of the President apart from restrictions imposed on legal migration. Speaking about the list, Marc Short, Legislative Director at the White House, said that these are absolutely unavoidable if the administration is to take a reasonable stance about the economic and legal repercussions of giving any status to these immigrants.
The view of Democrats
Responding to the announcement of the list, Democratic leaders have aired their misgivings about the impossible nature of the demands. The President will surely need the backing of the Democrats to push through any new deal to take the place of DACA but many of the provisos in this list are completely unacceptable to the opposition party. Some leaders have mentioned that the President will need to keep some room for negotiation here to actually let a new policy materialize. If he intends to stick to his list and demands that all of the items mentioned are fulfilled, a consensus will never be reached.
President Trump had affirmed that he will end the DACA, which was brought in during the Presidentship of Obama, last month. Later, it was decided to give Congress a period of six months to work things out and make a permanent regulation in this respect that is acceptable to the President as well.