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Dem Rep Willing to Give Trump Wall Funding in Exchange for DACA

Rep. Jackie Speier said that she would give the president the funding in exchange for DACA protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants.

By NTK Staff | 01.11.2018 @2:42pm

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin on Thursday that she would give President Trump funding for his proposed border wall with Mexico, if he would sign protections for DACA recipients into law.

“I want to protect these 800,000 DACA kids, and I’m willing to go midway with the president and the Republicans to fund higher tech walls along our border,” she said, emphasizing her willingness to help the GOP pass border security.

Melvin pushed Speier to clarify, asking, “You are okay with giving the president his wall in exchange for DACA?”

The California representative emphasized a “high-tech wall,” but added that she “would even be willing to give him some amount of money to build his wall to a certain degree.”

Speier commented that she didn’t approve of the wall, calling it “money thrown away,” but she needed a deal on DACA.

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