Trump is willing to work with congress on immigration issues like DACA but has said that nothing is getting done without the border wall. He’s not budging on the issue and that is great news.
FOX News reports:
Trump says any immigration deal with Congress ‘has to include the wall’
President Trump flatly stated Wednesday he will only agree to a deal with Congress on immigration if it includes funding for his long-promised wall along the border with Mexico.
Asked during a press conference with the prime minister of Norway if he’s willing to sign a deal that does not include wall funding, Trump said: “No, it’s going to include the wall.”
Trump said “any solution has to include the wall because without the wall it all doesn’t work.”
“We need the wall for security,” Trump said. “We need the wall for safety. We need the wall for stopping the drugs from pouring in.”
Trump’s comments come after he held a lengthy bipartisan immigration meeting on Tuesday with lawmakers on the issue. The president was clearly in a deal-making mood as he presided over the session, featuring Republican and Democratic lawmakers, that was replayed on television and showed him trying to reach common ground with both sides.
Democrats are going to have to come around in this sooner or later. Trump knows this needs to get done.