Trump willing to support legal status for 'Dreamers' in exchange for border wall

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President Trump and Republican leaders tentatively agreed to allow Dreamers to stay in this country, in return for a variety of concessions. (KFSN)

"Dreamers," those young people brought into the country illegally as children, remain somewhat protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act.

While the president has tried to scrap it, the courts have kept the program on life support. Dreamers will be watching Tuesday night but listening to a man whose position remains hard to figure.

President Trump and Republican leaders tentatively agreed to allow Dreamers to stay in this country, in return for a variety of concessions, including $25-billion for a border wall and a list of other immigration restrictions. Dreamers like, America Hernandez, are not buying it.

"We never wanted to be a bargaining chip, and we never wanted to get our residency or our pathway to legalization at the expense of other vulnerable groups," Hernadez said.

State of the Union Watch parties are being sponsored by Mi Familia Vota. Samuel Molina is the state director of the immigrant rights group. He says trading DACA protections for a border wall is not acceptable.

"With his statement last week about putting 25-billion toward border security, again that's not something we are supporting we want a clean Dream Act."

The Dream Act was repealed by Trump and it's set to expire in March. The Federal Courts are keeping it in place, but despite Trump's positive statements about Dreamers, the Trump administration is fighting the court order. Leaving Dreamers confused.

Dream Act supporters will be watching, but not exactly holding their breaths. They hope to keep the pressure on Congress and are hoping Republicans are sincere in saying they want to help the Dreamers.
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