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DACA Recipient Shows Support For Trump’s Border Wall: ‘Safety Should Be Our Number One Priority’

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DACA recipient Hilario Yanez said he agrees with President Donald Trump about the need for a border wall and supports the White House’s immigration agenda.

“I came here when I was a year old. And my mom brought me here through no fault of my own. I couldn’t make my own decision. I grew up undocumented. I grew up homeless,” he said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “It was my conservative values that made me who I am today, and as a result, I’m a first generation college graduate and I have an incredible job as well.”

“Look, I agree with the president and I talk to hundreds and thousands of dreamers,” he continued. “I think we’re all in agreement that safety is, should be our number one priority. I think the president has every right to do that. I think when he became president, his first mission and priority was to protect the American people and you know, the dreamer community, you know, many of them hundreds and thousands that I speak to, you know agree that the president is doing the right thing. But at the same time, we need to make a deal happen with Congress.”

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Co-host Steve Doocy asked Yanez what he would say to Democratic Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi if he had the chance for a one-on-one sit down and Yanez said he’d tell her “enough is enough.”

“Well, what I would say is that you know, enough is enough. I think it’s time for us to not come together as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans,” he replied. “We need to put the American people first and we also need to put [some] certainty for the dreamers once and for all.”

He also said any politician who is against an immigration compromise doesn’t want to see the president or the country succeed. (RELATED: Trump’s Border Policy Is Meant To ‘Traumatize’ Children, Says Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley)

“I think if anyone is against a compromise or against a deal, then they don’t want to see the president succeed or America succeed. And then, also, they don’t want to bring certainty for the dreamers as well,” Yanez said.

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