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Democratic lawmakers have already rejected that compromise, and the standoff could lead to a federal government shutdown.

He delayed implementation for six months to give Congress time to step in, saying that while he didn't want to punish law-abiding immigrants brought to the country when they were too young to be held accountable, he wanted lawmakers to formalize their status.

President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security has requested $18 billion in funding to complete a wall on a portion of the US southern border in an effort to stop illegal immigration, one congressional source and one USA official told NBC News on Friday.

Donald Trump insisted on Saturday that Mexico would pay for a wall along the southern United States border, one day after his administration asked Congress for $18bn over the next decade to start construction on the barrier.

"We want DACA to happen", Trump said Saturday. "With this demand, he seems to be heading in that direction".

Republican Senator John Cornyn accused Democrats in a tweet of trying to force a deal on Dreamers by doing a "slow walk" on efforts to approve critical disaster aid and defense spending.

Trump will host a bipartisan meeting early next week to discuss the issue.

Some House Republicans have been clamoring to use Dreamer legislation to attach additional money for immigration enforcement throughout the country, which immigration advocacy groups fear would be used to go after the relatives of the young immigrants.

"President Trump has said he may need a good government shutdown to get his wall".

Resubmitting the demands that were dismissed by Democrats three months ago, Durbin said, was 'outrageous.' But he added that bipartisan negotiations continue among senators.

Trump also said he wouldn't sign unless Congress agrees to overhaul the legal immigration system, telling reporters at Camp David that any deal must include an overhaul of the family-based immigration system, as well as an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer reiterated that Democrats also want "strong and real border security".

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