"We don't have control of our borders", he said.
He added: "If we don't have the wall, we are doing nothing".
While White House officials have suggested legislation on DACA could move forward without wall funding, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders disputed the characterization that a deal had been reached to leave it out of any legislation focused on the Dreamers. Chuck Schumer of NY and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the top Democrats on Capitol Hill. That flexibility has the chance of rubbing some of Trump's most conservative supporters the wrong way if they feel Trump is willing to compromise in order to mint a deal.
Pelosi and Schumer said the same Thursday morning.
"If you listen to the president's comments this morning.it is clear that what Leader Pelosi and I put out last night was exactly accurate", said Schumer.
"It is imperative ... that we stand up for these vital members of the UC community", Napolitano said in a press release Friday.
Gasca fears a deal made with Trump will have serious reprocussions for the rest of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country who are not DACA recipients.
On Tuesday, Schumer told reporters, "We'd certainly look at border security that makes sense, border security that's effective".
Though it's understandable to want to fix immigration laws within the states, putting innocent workers and children at harm's way is not the way to go.
Brat said the current Dream Act proposal, which includes a path to citizenship, is a "non-starter" for conservatives.
But Trump's discussions with Democrats left many Republicans wondering whether they would have the White House's cooperation for their solutions. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent.
And soon after, Trump appeared to confirm that approach.
"Ultimately we have to have a wall", Trump said.
Democrat Sherrod Brown criticized the president's decision to end the program and said he supports the DREAM Act.
Both sides agreed that the wall would not be part of this deal, they said, but noted that Trump said he will pursue it in the future. Trump said he had spoken to Ryan.
Amid the political wrangling, about 800,000 DACA recipients, including more than 124,000 Texans, are anxiously waiting for a resolution on the issue.
The whole thing carries risks for Democrat leaders as well. A great love for them, and people think in terms of children, but they're really young adults.
Initially, Trump said that Congress would have six months to find a replacement and to pass legislation to save the DREAMers, meaning that the current programme's protections would be revoked in March 2018.
But the biggest contradiction of all was when Mr. Trump said that nobody wants to deport the young immigrants, "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?" Started in 2012, DACA awarded a renewable, two-year work permit and a reprieve from deportation proceedings to undocumented immigrants who came to the country before they were 16 years old and were 30 or younger as of June 2012.
More border security - within limits - should have always been on the table as a matter of compromise.