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Fox News Martha MacCallum Debates Illegal Alien And DACA Recipient Who Blames Trump, Not Democratic Party

Martha MacCallum debated an illegal immigrant and DACA recipient over President Trump's tweets and the government's failure to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Trump tweeted a critique of California Gov. Jerry Brown after the Democrat pardoned five criminal immigrants who were facing deportation.

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Julissa Arce, who said she climbed the corporate ladder at Goldman Sachs using falsified documents, claimed Trump made the immigration issue worse after rescinding DACA.

MacCallum pointed out that the program's initiator, President Obama, said in 2012 the program was a temporary relief and not a permanent fix.

She also told Arce that Trump offered a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants in exchange for border wall funding - an offer rebuffed by Democrats.

"He's offering even more [than Obama]," MacCallum said. "You blame [Trump] but you don't blame Democrats for turning down the offer."

Arce, who immigrated at age 11, said she is "disappointed" that Democrats could not strike a deal with Trump.

She added that Democrats should have inserted immigration reform into the tax and spending bills to help guarantee passage.

Arce said Trump is also trying to "slash legal immigration."

MacCallum also asked Arce why it is acceptable for Mexico to enact strict border control laws, yet American laws are usually under scrutiny.