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Cuomo: Dems Must 'Exercise Extreme Caution' With Trump on DACA

Cuomo: Dems Must 'Exercise Extreme Caution' With Trump on DACA

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo (AP)

By    |   Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:11 PM

Democrats must "exercise extreme caution" in making a deal with President Donald Trump on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

"I don't like the starting point of this negotiation. Democrats have to exercise extreme caution," Cuomo told radio host John Catsimatidis on his Sunday radio show AM 970 in New York.

Trump held what was called a "working dinner" with Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday who later said they had reached an agreement with the president on DACA.

Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the president agreed to extend protections for young undocumented immigrants. Also, the bipartisan plan would not include funding for a border wall with Mexico, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

On Thursday, the White House said there had been no deal struck with Democrats over DACA.

"I [Trump] will give you DACA, and in exchange I will get money for border patrols with Mexico, which will turn into a wall… I don't care what the bluster says," Cuomo said.

Cuomo said he had "no doubt" the U.S. "would have another Civil War" if Trump struck down DACA, as he has indicated he wanted to do. For the country, DACA served as a "fundamental issue of principle" as to whether "we believe in immigration or not," Cuomo maintained.

Cuomo warned that Trump would use funds from the suggested bipartisan immigration deal to create a "cyber wall" with Mexico, saying that showed he was delivering on the wall along the U.S. southern border that he promised when running for president.

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Democrats must "exercise extreme caution" in making a deal with President Donald Trump on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday."I don't like the starting point of this negotiation. Democrats have to...
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