President Trump arrives at the Palm Beach International Airport in Florida for the Easter weekend. (Yuri Gripas / Reuters)
PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Trump said on Sunday there would be no agreement to legalize the status of millions of "dreamers," undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, claiming that United States The border with Mexico was "becoming more dangerous" and directed congressional Republicans to approve new anti-immigration legislation. [
Trump also attacked Mexican authorities for too lax to secure the border and threatened to "stop" the Free Trade Agreement of America of the North if Mexico does not "stop the big drug and people flow".
In a blazing Sunday morning tweet, sent an hour after wishing the Americans "HAPPY EASTER", Trump promised, "NO MORE DEAC DEAL." The tweet came shortly before he was expected to attend a religious service.
The president wrote: "Border Patrol agents can not properly do their job on the border because of ridiculous liberal (Democratic) laws like Catch & Release. Get more dangerous." Caravans & # 39; coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass strict laws NOW, NO MORE DEAL DEAL! "
Trump was referring to the deferred action program for childhood arrivals, which began during the Obama administration to provide temporary protection for dreamers .
Trump canceled the DACA program last fall but said he would like to reach an agreement with Congress to protect dreamers from deportation in exchange for funds to build their long-promised wall at the US-Mexico border .
But there is no clear path for immigration legislation since it rejected the proposals of the Democrats in Congress.
Trump may have been reacting on Sunday to the Fox News Channel comment, which he is known to see regularly. Fox broadcast a segment in the early morning with the headline: "CARAVAN OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DIRECTED TO US"
Trump sent his tweet on the fourth day of his vacation in Palm Beach, Florida, where he has stayed at his private residence . Mar-a-Lago Club with a small crew of helpers. White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly did not travel with him, but Stephen Miller, senior policy adviser, an advocate of hard-line immigration policies, has spent the Easter weekend with Trump.
In calling on Republicans to use "Nuclear Option" to approve new immigration measures, Trump seemed to urge a parliamentary procedure by which Senate Republicans could pass legislation with a simple majority of 51 votes in opposition to the majority of 60 votes required to end the debate and submit a vote to the floor.
In a second tweet, Trump attacked Mexico and threatened to "stop" the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying that Mexican authorities are not doing enough to secure the border with the United States.
Trump wrote: "Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, to prevent people from reaching Mexico through its Southern Border, and then into the United States, laughing at our silly immigration laws. the big drug and people are flowing, or I'm going to stop their cattle, NAFTA, NEED WALL! "
And in a third tweet, the president wrote:" These large flows of people are trying to take advantage of DACA. They want to participate in the act! "
Trump's tweets come amid tense negotiations over NAFTA between his administration and that of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. A call between the two men in February became irritable after Trump refused to publicly affirm Peña Nieto's position that Mexico would not pay for the construction of the wall, prompting the Mexican leader to cancel a planned visit to Washington.