However, after previously hinting that a "Clean DREAM" act *could* be possible, President Trump retreated Wednesday back to a familiar position.
President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. Just 24 hours earlier he had said that he would not sign any bill to codify DACA that did not include funding for the border wall.
Trump lobbed his salvo after U.S. District Judge William Alsup late Tuesday granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits play out in court.
President Obama implemented the program in 2012; it has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the United States as children by their families, some of whom overstayed their visas. Trump has terminated it but given lawmakers until March 5 to craft legislation reviving its protections.
"It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and nearly always wins before being reversed by higher courts", Trump wrote. The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals commonly examines appeals of rulings made in Judge Alsup's court and others.
"What about a clean DACA bill now, with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure?" proposed Feinstein. "The iron is hot".
"Normally they bring the reporters in for just the first five minutes of a meeting, they say a few platitudes, and then they usher the reporters out and then they get down to business", he says. "Also, if they do not have the resource to pay for immigration, we will be helping them with their money order or immigration check", said Gallegos. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra hopes lawmakers will finally end the uncertainty around DACA.
Congress has to make a budget deal by January 19 or face shutting down the federal government - except for essential services. DACA is one of several immigration matters that are being negotiated between Congress and the White House ahead of a budget deadline later this month. "We have to be very clear, though, " Perdue urged.
He even told Democratic leaders, on camera, that he would take the heat for that if necessary to get it done.
"We support president trump we support the Republicans and Congress who are working on this and let's let them come up with a deal", Vangerhoof said.
Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.
The exchange came during a meeting meant to present the White House with a bipartisan compromise to help resolve the standoff over immigration. Members of the group said they'd agreed to seek a package with four elements: helping the so-called Dreamers, strengthening border security, altering how some immigrants bring relatives to the US and making changes to a visa lottery that admits some people.
The moment that President Donald Trump agreed with Sen.