Trump Pressures Democrats Over DACA as well as Infrastructure Plan


President Trump during a meeting about infrastructure at the White House on Monday.

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WASHINGTON — In a pair of tweets before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, President Trump increased pressure on Democrats, reminding them of a countdown to strike a deal with Republicans to ensure young undocumented immigrants have a path to legally stay inside the United States. He also appeared to suggest which if his recently unveiled infrastructure plan were unsuccessful, the item would likely be the Democrats’ fault.

The threat on negotiations over the Obama-era program known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, comes as the Senate holds a rare open-ended debate on immigration. Mr. Trump ended the program in September, giving lawmakers until March 5 to agree on a replacement to ensure about 700,000 young immigrants are not deported. which deadline, however, is usually not as firm as the president suggests. A federal judge in California ordered the Trump administration to restart the program last month.

In a separate Twitter post on Tuesday, Mr. Trump suggested which the onus was on Democrats to come to an agreement on his infrastructure plan, which some lawmakers see as unrealistic.

Mr. Trump plans to meet with Republicans as well as Democrats This kind of week to discuss his proposal.

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