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Trump claims Democrats have 'totally abandoned' DREAMers

President Trump vilified Democrats on Friday, skewering the party for "how BADLY DACA recipients have been treated." Trump claimed DREAMers — young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children — have been "totally abandoned" by the party but that "Republicans are still working hard."

On Thursday, two bipartisan immigration bills as well as the GOP bill favored by Trump failed to reach the 60 votes required to be considered. Narrow DREAMer-focused legislation from Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) earned 52 votes, but Trump threatened to veto the measure, as well as the bipartisan Common Sense Coalition's legislation, which would have offered a 10-year path to citizenship for DREAMers.

Trump has insisted he won't support a bill that does not also end so-called "chain migration," the diversity visa lottery, and fund the border wall. Read more about whether this means DACA is dead at The Week.