DACA Recipients Can Apply For Renewal, Government Says

Elias Hubbard
January 14, 2018

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the conversation.

Trump and the GOP now have little choice but to govern as Obama and the Democrats did - i.e. unilaterally and in their own interest, just like a "shithole country".

The announcement comes days after a federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to end DACA.

"This demonstrates the power of advocacy of these committed young people and the Americans who support them", said Maciel Jacques, legal services program manager at Catholic Charities of the East Bay.

Two of the bargainers - No. 2 Senate Democrat Richard Durbin of IL and Sen.

Additional $1.1 billion surveillance technology, retaining and relocating Border Patrol agents. They required anonymity because the agreement is not yet public.

Obama instituted the program to protect young people whose parents brought them into the country as minors when they entered the USA without legal permission. That suit challenges the decision to end the program.

A source familiar with the meeting told CNN's Jake Tapper the President did not refer to Haiti as a "shithole" country but Trump did ask why the U.S. needs more Haitians and pushed to "take them out" of the deal. It was unclear why the four Republicans were there, and the session did not produce the results the two senators were hoping for.

One White House official, Marc Short, said Trump has not approved the plan. But she added, "We haven't quite gotten there, but we feel like we're close".

"How do 6 people bind the other 94 in the Senate?"

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said the gang of six's work is not enough to get a vote, and said that any path forward will have to come from talks among a broader group of lawmakers including Republican leadership. Part of the argument I am going to make is that this play-it-safe philosophy hurts us in good Democratic years as well as bad ones.

Rohrabacher says even if the legislation agrees to significant limits on chain migration, providing legal status to people who came to the US illegally will still be crippling.

Federal agencies will run out of money and have to shut down if lawmakers don't pass legislation extending their financing by January 19. Some Democrats are threatening to withhold their votes - which Republicans will need to push that legislation through Congress - unless an immigration accord is reached. Most Democrats and nearly all Republicans say that they favor better enforcement of laws against illegal immigration. That group met for the first time this week.

The bipartisan group had spent months meeting and crafting their bill and while it was long-expected to find resistance among restrictionist immigration types, more moderate Republicans on immigration had tried to make the case to the President that it was - Flake put it - the only game in town.

The tentative deal also addresses border security, including a border wall, the diversity visa lottery and chain migration. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. - traveled to the White House early Thursday to shop their framework to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte were both there, as was White House aide Stephen Miller, a proponent of severely limiting immigration. The deal included increased border security and was a way for Congress to avoid a painful and unnecessary government shutdown.

Among other objections, Trump said the plan did not provide proper funding for the proposed wall that he made a center-piece of his election campaign.

Their future, he insisted, "should not be used as a bargaining chip to negotiate the most severe and restrictive immigration and security measures possible. He will always reject temporary, weak and risky stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway".

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