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Mulvaney: Dreamer Deal Depends on Tight Border Security 

Mulvaney: Dreamer Deal Depends on Tight Border Security 
(AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:51 AM

President Donald Trump's budget director said Tuesday the fate of the "Dreamers" — undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children — "depends on what we get" in return from congressional Democrats.

"What do we get for border security? What do we get for the wall?" Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told CNN's "New Day," one day after the three-day government shutdown ended.

"It depends on what we get in exchange."

Mulvaney stressed that President Trump is interested in a "big deal" that solves many issues, including what to do about the estimated 800,000 children covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

"We have to figure out the terms and conditions," he told CNN. "If you gave amnesty but don't have border security, then you're simply delaying another DACA problem 10 or 15 years from now . . . You have to deal with this holistically. You have to deal with the entire issue of immigration at one time."

The government shutdown ended Monday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., assured Senate Democrats he would set a debate and vote on immigration as part of the deal. Democrats had wanted a "clean" DACA bill, while Republicans have long insisted that and any deal on DACA had to include provisions for tighter border security, including a border wall.

Trump called the deal a "big win for Republicans."

"I am pleased that Democrats and Republicans in Congress have now come to their senses," Trump said Monday. "We will make a long term deal if, and only if, it's good for our country."

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