Washington Examiner reports: Doug Jones wants to reach a deal on DACA without funding Trump’s border wall
Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones wants to work with congressional leaders to come up with a fix for illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children, but it can’t involve funding for a border wall.
Jones said on “Fox News Sunday” he’s ready to help come up with a compromise on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. That program is set to expire in March and Democrats are threatening to hold up funding for the government in order to get a deal on the program without funding President Trump’s wall along the Mexican border.
“I have said before that I opposed the building of a wall. I think that’s an expense that the taxpayers just don’t have to incur,” he said. “I do think you can increase our border security without having to go to the incredible expense of building that wall, at least the figures that I’ve seen. I do support the DACA program and would love to see that extended. I hope there can be some bipartisan effort to reach to do that.”
Jones said one of the reasons he wanted to run for office is he didn’t see anyone in Washington willing to make a deal and reach across the aisle.
Pat a cake, pat a cake, Donald’s man
build him a wall as fast as you can.
Pat it and prick it and put him inside
He’ll start the war – and then want to hide.
Hope Brown 12/17