Eli Ridder | The Avro Post
United States President Donald Trump said on Sunday morning that there will be no agreement with lawmakers to legalize thousands of undocumented immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
After citing issues over laws governing U.S. border security such as “catch [and] release” and incoming “caravans”, the president tweeted that “Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!”
The “nuclear option” is a common term used in U.S. politics where only a simple majority in Congress can be used to forced legislature through, something Trump has called for before in the Senate, which would be changing the rules.
In May of last year, Trump called for Congress to utilize a simple majority to pass healthcare and tax reform policy, however, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has made it clear he is vehemently against the nuclear option.
Currently, U.S. Senate rules state that 60 members, or three-fifths, of the upper legislature must agree to end debate and move to a vote on a measure or legislation, known as invoking cloture.
The tweets came as Mr. Trump headed into an Easter Sunday church service in Wast Palm Beach, Florida, according to U.S. media.
He also once again threatened the North American Free Trade Agreement in the next tweet, saying that Mexico “must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!”
He then went on to say: “These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA. They want in on the act!”
More details to follow. Image of Donald Trump from Foreign Policy.