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Trump insists DACA is 'much different than dreamers'

In a speech to congressional Republicans on Thursday, President Trump urged his party members to bring immigration reform to a vote. He referred to a potential compromise on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation, saying that "we'll either have something that's fair and equitable and good and secure, or we'll have nothing at all."

He took issue, however, with the common practice of referring to DACA recipients as "DREAMers." "I've been hearing about DACA for so many years," Trump said. "Some people call it DREAMers. It's not DREAMers. Don't fall into that trap." Referring to a line from his State of the Union address Tuesday night, in which he said "Americans are dreamers too," he added: "We have dreamers in this country too. You can't forget our dreamers."

The DREAMers moniker for young undocumented immigrants was born out of failed immigration legislation, known as the DREAM Act, which would have provided a path to citizenship for these individuals. DACA is "just much different than dreamers," Trump insisted.

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