Trump threatens to shut down the government over DACA

President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to shut the government if Congress does not quickly approve a deal to keep the nation’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants work permits and other protections to millions of undocumented immigrants.

Trump is facing a tough re-election fight this year and a Republican-controlled Congress is unlikely to approve a funding package that would keep DACA recipients in the country.

The White House did not say when Trump plans to propose his plan.

Congress must approve any funding package before the end of the month.

“I am going to be putting in a very, very tough package that is going to end DACA,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

“If you don’t do it, I am going and I am threatening to shut it down.”

Trump’s announcement came a day after Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said the House would consider funding a short-term extension of the program, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has already said he is ready to work with the White House on a bipartisan solution.

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Schumer said the White Senate would also consider a short term extension, and that the House should work with them on a compromise.

“It would be very helpful if the Senate were to agree to a short, short- term extension to the program,” Schumer said.

“Otherwise, we would have to go to conference with the House.

It’s very possible that the conference is not going to happen.

But if we can come up with a deal, I think the Senate will be ready to support it.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan has been pushing for a shortterm deal for a month, saying he believes the House could vote to fund the program for a full year.

“We need to get DACA back to where it needs to be, which is citizenship for people who are here legally and who are living here legally, and the DACA program should be terminated,” Ryan said on Monday.

“The president has the authority to do that.

The president has stated that he will terminate DACA and do that as quickly as possible.”

The president said on Wednesday he would take up the issue in a “short period of time.”

“I would say that as soon as possible,” Trump said.

He also said he wanted to find a compromise on DACA “very soon.”

Trump on Tuesday announced that he would begin work on a “clean” DACA fix, but has not indicated what that might look like.

Trump said he wants Congress to pass a short agreement, a compromise that would provide legal status for DACA recipients.

He would then negotiate with Democratic leaders on how to fund it and have it approved by Congress.

“In the meantime, I’m going to get it done,” Trump added.