Trump Easter Tweet Threats: No More DACA and Ending NAFTA

Trump tweeted on Sunday: "HAPPY EASTER!" His holiday wishes were soon to be followed by tweets about Mexican immigration in which he wrote "NO MORE DACA DEAL" and threatened to end NAFTA. 

His first tweet claims that Border Patrol Agents are not able to do their jobs because of "liberal (Democrat) laws". He says things are "getting more dangerous" with "Caravans" coming. The Caravans that he is referring to are the ones mentioned in a Fox & Friends report, claimed to be carrying US-bound migrants through Mexico. He claims in a third tweet that these people are trying to take advantage of DACA, and that they "want in on the act!"

"NO MORE DACA DEAL!" he ends his tweet. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and is a program that provides immigrants brought to the country as children with deportation protection and work permits. DACA currently still exists after a federal court ruled that the Trump administration was flawed in ending the program.

It is unclear why Trump thinks incoming immigrants would be able to benefit from DACA as anyone arriving to the US now would not qualify for the program. The current requirements say that those eligible must have resided in the U.S. since 2007. Trump's tweets demonstrate his lack of understanding about what the program is and how it works.

Trump's second tweet says that "Mexico is doing very little" at stopping people coming into the US through the border. He claims that Mexico is laughing at US's dumb immigration laws. He says that they must stop the "big drug and people flows" or that he will "stop their cash now, NAFTA." He ends this tweet again in all caps: "NEED WALL!"

Trump's Easter tweets took a darker turn with threats to end both DACA and NAFTA, and to build a wall. One can only hope that it's simply baseless threats, and that he won't actually end this crucial program and agreement that are helping people but that he instead puts an end to his narrative of fear and hate.


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