Trump Urges Dems to Find Fix on Immigration: ‘Don’t RESIST’

President Donald Trump on Sunday called on Democrats to ‘fix’ United States immigration laws and pass new ones to establish “strong borders.” 

“Democrats, fix the laws. Don’t RESIST,” Trump wrote. “We are doing a far better job than [former President George W.] Bush and [former President Barack] Obama, but we need strength and security at the Border!” 

“Cannot accept all of the people trying to break into our Country,” he added. “Strong Borders, No Crime!” 

The president’s tweet comes as Congress prepares to cast a delayed vote on a compromise immigration bill after a more conservative piece of legislation failed in the House on Thursday.

If passed, the compromise bill would allow children to be detained with their parents throughout immigration proceedings. 

Individuals who qualified for the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program under the 2012 standards would also be permitted to apply for a six-year, renewable legal status. 

In addition, it would establish a merit-based green card system, and provide $25 billion in funding for Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Last week, Trump tweeted that Republicans were “wasting their time” on immigration and that they should put the issue aside until after his predicted “Red Wave” in November.

Immigration has been a central issue for the Trump presidency since he was first elected to office in 2016. Recently, the separation of migrant children from their parents at the southern border has drawn widespread public backlash.

Trump signed an executive order last week putting an official end to family separations.

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