WASHINGTON (CBS) President Trump is taking a hardline stance on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients. Sunday, the president told Congress any deal to protect the so-called dreamers must include funding of his wall, a crackdown on sanctuary cities, a merit-based immigration system and faster deportations.
Democrats met with Trump last month and were close to a deal to allow the people who were brought the U.S. as children to stay legally and work.
In a joint statement, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said funding for the wall "was explicitly ruled out of negotiations."
Senior White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway delivered a message to the dreamers on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning.
"They should actually be calling their friends Chuck and Nancy to say, 'Are you going to give up this deal because you don't want... why don't you want a border wall constructed?'" Conway said.
Greisa Martinez Rosas came to the U.S. when she was 7. She says she wants Congress to pass the Dream Act without any conditions.
"If Donald Trump is serious about protecting or fixing the mess he created by ending the DACA program, then he has to get serious about what a real solution or real compromise would be and this is not it," Martinez Rosas said.
There are an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients who will be closely watching the debate on Capitol Hill.