Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration
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.