>> A lot of people are coming in because they wanna take advantage of DACA. We had a great chance, the Democrats blew it.>> President Donald Trump taking time out on Easter Sunday to threaten to cancel any deal, legalizing the status of the so-called Dreamers, the young immigrants brought to the US illegally as children, who've been at the heart of political wrangling between Democrats and Republicans.
Trump was responding to reporters who asked him about a Sunday morning tweetstorm, in which he said a deal is now off. Reporter Varaly Vocavichi says Trump was apparently responding to a news report he saw Easter morning.>> He must have reacted to recent reports including one that aired this morning on Fox and Friends that talked about this in a group of mainly refugees that are kinda crossing through Mexico and aiming to head to the US border.
And many of these migrants in this group are potentially seeking asylum in the United States.>> More than 1,000 would-be migrants have passed through southern Mexico in recent days in a so-called refugee caravan organized by a US-based advocacy group.>> Trump is suggesting that Mexico is weak because Mexico can potentially let through these migrants into the United States.
>> Mexico has got to help us at the border.>> Trump threatened to punish Mexico by killing the North American Free Trade Agreement. The US, Mexico and Canada are currently in the midst of renegotiating NAFTA.>> We've heard different things from the US trade representative, who said that actually, negotiations on NAFTA were improving, with more favorable conditions for the United States.
It's unclear what impact this will have. But clearly, he wants to ruffle a lot of feathers both in Congress and with the Mexican government.>> Trump moved to end DACA in September. The program was started by President Obama in 2012 and shielded the young immigrants from deportation, and gave them work permits.
Trump has said he was open to brokering a deal with Democrats in exchange for funding to build the US-Mexico border wall. But the two sides fail to reach an agreement as part of a recent omnibus spending bill.