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Roy Blunt: DACA Details Matter, but Securing Border Is #1

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By    |   Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 01:17 PM

Sen. Roy Blunt said Sunday “details matter” in any deal between President Donald Trump and Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – but that border wall funding doesn’t have to be part of it.

In remarks to “Fox News Sunday,” the Missouri Republican said “there’s a desire to come to a conclusion here on both sides” for young illegal immigrants protected by the so-called Dreamers program.

“The details here matter,” he said, adding he believes problem No. 1 is securing the border.

“You’re not going to be able to solve this problem in a satisfactory way unless you give the president … the leeway he needs to be able to some point in the future say the border is now operationally secure.”

That leeway doesn’t “have to include the wall at this point,” he said.

According to Blunt another crucial issue for Republicans going into the 2018 midterm elections is tax reform.

“It’s very important we get something done — increases take-home pay for working families,” he said, adding, “we’re almost into a decade now of very flat opportunities for families with their take-home pay.”

And about riots near St. Louis in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who killed a black man, Blunt said there must be a plan on “how to come together.”

“You do have to accept what the judge who has the obligation to look at this case determined,” he said. “But at the same time, you have to look at what we need to do to bring the community together in ways that both law enforcement and community leaders have been trying to do, particularly since Ferguson.”

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Sen. Roy Blunt said Sunday "details matter" in any deal between President Donald Trump and Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - but that border wall funding doesn't have to be part of it.
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