In September, Trump's administration said it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted temporary legal status to those individuals, and gave Congress a six-month time frame to craft a legislative solution.
"The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards".
'Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?' the president said, according to reporting from the Washington Post.
Judge blocks DACA rescission; White House... "We are now working to build support for that deal". So was Stephen Miller, the President's senior policy adviser, who has tried, repeatedly, to scuttle the DACA negotiations.
DICK DURBIN: I am doing my best to get everything I can under the current political circumstances.
LOU BARLETTA: We need to make sure that we're not going to have another 800,000 or million people coming into the country. That's a deal Democrats should take, especially if Trump shows he's serious about it being the first piece of a two-part deal that would settle broader immigration issues.
He added the USA should bring in more people from countries like Norway.
Hoyer and more than 20 bipartisan legislators met with Trump on Tuesday to negotiate a possible deal on the expiring Obama-era program. On Tuesday, Graham had told Trump that he, as President, was in a position to accomplish what none of his predecessors could. The proposed deal that the president rejected wasn't broad enough. Before Trump's "shithole" comment became public, one immigration advocate close to the negotiations told me that the President seemed to have taken Graham's arguments seriously.
"We can now we say with 100% confidence that the president is a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution". "That's all he cares about".
The lawmakers also talked about the visa lottery system relating to Haiti and African countries. "These were the principals talking, without their aides". The immigration advocate conceded, "That insane meeting really shook things up". He also called for ending the diversity visa lottery, a State Department program that gives residents of nations with few migrants coming to the US a chance for a green card, and for ending family-based migration (called "chain migration" by its opponents) that allows extended family members of immigrants already in the USA legally to come to the U.S.as well.
The proposal also included increased resources for border security and funding for some kind of barrier on the frontier with Mexico. But creating protections for the parents of Dreamers was a significant concession to Democrats, who are facing pressure from the left to fight harder for Dreamers. The resolution, of course, is unlikely to go anywhere in the Republican-controlled House.
In a Congress which has thus far not displayed the ability to compromise, servicemen and women shouldn't count on them starting in the midst of a shutdown. "So the idea of rewarding people who are responsible, what's that going to get you?"
ABRAR: And we have to ultimately deal with whatever they're throwing at us and be careful to respond to whatever it is.