Trump prods Congress amid de­bate on im­mi­gra­tion

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - OPINION -

WASH­ING­TON » Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump warned Tues­day that it’s now or never when it comes to ex­tend­ing pro­tec­tions for young im­mi­grants, while Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell threw his weight be­hind leg­is­la­tion based on the pres­i­dent’s pri­or­i­ties.

Trump, in an early-morn­ing tweet, said Congress must act now to pro­vide le­gal pro­tec­tions to young “Dreamer” im­mi­grants even as leg­is­la­tion faces an un­cer­tain prospect in Congress.

“Wouldn’t it be great if we could fi­nally, af­ter so many years, solve the DACA puz­zle,” he wrote, adding: “This will be our last chance, there will never be an­other op­por­tu­nity! March 5th.”

Trump was re­fer­ring to a dead­line he an­nounced last year to end a pro­gram pro­tect­ing young im­mi­grants from de­por­ta­tion. But a re­cent court rul­ing has ren­dered that dead­line all but mean­ing­less.

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