President Donald Trump slammed Democrats and said they "refused' to take care of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Trump claimed it would have been easy for Democrats in Congress to deal with DACA, "but they just didn't care."
His comments came in a Wednesday night tweet.
The Washington Post noted a $1.3 trillion spending bill finalized Wednesday includes no major funding for the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and no protection for the young undocumented immigrants, who were covered under DACA.
The newspaper said Democrats were prepared to give Trump the funding he wanted, despite their opposition to the wall, but the president wasn't willing to give more on DACA, and even some Republicans were critical.
"We have dreamers that need to be taken care of," said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who said the White House should have made a concession on DACA in exchange for more border wall funding. "It's the way for the White House to get what it wanted on the border."
DACA was set to end March 5, but court battles have effectively nullified that deadline, according to the newspaper.
The Post said the White House had pushed for $25 billion in border wall funding and three years of protection for those currently covered by DACA. But Democrats rejected the proposal and did not want any temporary extension for those in DACA.
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