[link to thehill.com
Top Congressional Democrats quickly ripped the Trump administration's immigration principles on Sunday night, warning they fall far short of a potential deal to help undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.
"The administration can't be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a joint statement.
They added if President Trump was "serious" during a closed-door meeting last month about helping current undocumented immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, "his staff has not made a good faith effort to do so.”
The administration rolled outs its "immigration principles" on Sunday night as they prepare for negotiations over DACA, an Obama-era program the Trump administration has announced it will phase out.
Those principles include cracking down on undocumented children being sent to the U.S. border from Central and South American countries, toughening of border security and immigration enforcement, and construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, according to The New York Times.