President Trump taunted Democratic lawmakers Tuesday over their inability to work out a deal on the Obama-era program granting protection to illegal immigrants who entered the country as children -- slamming their alleged inaction and asking: 'Where are you?'
The Trump administration announced in September the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, would expire on March 5, while Trump also called for Congress to come up with a legislative fix for those who it would have protected. But multiple attempts to get a deal have stalled, particularly as lawmakers look to fix DACA as part of broader comprehensive immigration reform bills.
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Trump last month of trying to spike a deal when he rejected one of the bipartisan proposals as a 'total catastrophe.' 'Why? Because it isn’t 100 percent of what the president wants on immigration? That’s not how our democracy works – you don’t get 100 percent of what you want in a democracy,' Schumer said on the Senate floor. 'Maybe in a dictatorship.'