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For a deal on DREAMers, White House demands border wall funding

In exchange for letting young undocumented immigrants, dubbed DREAMers, stay in the United States legally, the Trump administration will ask Congress to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and limit federal grants to "sanctuary cities," The Washington Post reports.

The Post obtained a document the administration distributed to Congress that listed its hard-line demands for any deal, including a major crackdown on unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Central America. White House aides told reporters Sunday that these proposals are necessary for public safety and to make jobs for Americans.

Democrats have already denounced the wish list, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) releasing a statement saying they told Trump "we were open to reasonable border security measures ... but this list goes so far beyond what is reasonable. This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise." Read more about the Trump administration's demands at The Washington Post.