Trump, in vulgar terms, rejects bipartisan immigration proposal at White House meeting

Marco Green
January 13, 2018

Lawmakers are under a March 5 deadline - imposed by Trump - to come up with a legal fix to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Since the program began phasing out in the fall, those whose protections expired had been unable to renew.

The president reacted to the case by calling the court system "broken and unfair". Becerra said the federal judge's ruling should strengthen the Democrats' leverage at the negotiating table.

Alsup, who was nominated to the court by President Bill Clinton, scolded the DHS for having presented no analysis of the impact its order would have on the nearly 700,000 young people "who had come to rely on DACA to live and to work in this country".

The Republican legislation is certain to antagonize Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who wants a narrowly crafted DACA bill that includes border security enhancements but no wall funding. "The iron is hot".

Earlier in the afternoon, Flake said they didn't want to release the details of the deal "until we talk to more of our colleagues".

"... Our bill will also strengthen our economy and create jobs by transitioning to a merit-based legal immigration system that puts the needs of the American people first", Labrador said. Federal agencies will shut down unless lawmakers pass a bill financing them by January 19, and legislators are also trying to reach agreement on a budget deal financing government for the rest of this year. For that reason, a resolution to the DACA issue must be part of a global deal on the budget. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake told reporters today it has happened.

"We were hoping for that, but the president is not prepared to do that at this moment", Durbin said.

We first introduced you to Diana Platas in September when her home was gutted because of Hurricane Harvey and her chances of staying in the USA were slim.

Without the President's buy-in, the work of the group can't reach the Senate floor, Republican leadership said. "It is within the power of the legislature to enact a permanent solution for the dreamers", said South Texas College of Law Houston Constitutional Law Professor Josh Blackman.

It also aims to end the phenomenon of so-called "chain migration", which sees USA citizens and Green Card holders facilitate the entry of their family members to the country.

President Donald Trump, using vulgar terms, rejected a pitch Thursday from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security. The Congressional Black Caucus is expected to oppose any end to the diversity visa, however, because it would end most immigration from Africa.

Trump repeatedly promised during the campaign that he would build a wall on the Southern US border and force Mexico to pay for it. "I think the message has now been delivered that we need to get everybody at the table and we'll take the best of their ideas".

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