White House persists with non-denial denials on DACA deal with Democrats

The program, launched during the Obama administration, protects undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S.as children. Right-wing news site Breitbart, where Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is back pulling the strings, didn't mince words with a flurry of stories lambasting "Amnesty Don" for his decision to "cave" and "surrender" on the border wall. She is the co-founder of the Yonkers Sanctuary Movement, which works to protect fellow undocumented people.

Trump reiterated that he hoped to lower the top corporate tax rate from 35 to 15 per cent, something Ryan has already ruled out as impractical - and an idea the president himself has backed off from, according to people with knowledge of a meeting he held Tuesday night with bipartisan senators.

"The more people you can connect with, the more people that can fight for you".

"We will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion - but through the lawful Democratic process - while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the American citizens we were elected to serve", he said.

As Trump looks increasingly willing to buck his far-right base to score some legislative victories - first on the nation's borrowing limit and now on border security and the immigration policy known as DACA - three Miami-based Republicans find themselves in a new and potentially influential role as center-right lawmakers able to form a coalition with Democrats.

Who knows what will ultimately come of this, but it's not encouraging.

According to CNN, if Congress fails to pass a measure protecting DACA recipients, almost 300,000 people could begin to lose their status, putting them at risk for deportation in 2018.

"Dreamers" is a term used to describe immigrants who would've been covered under 2001's DREAM Act, if it had passed Congress.

Like most DACA members, Quiroz is Hispanic, which leads some casual observers to think all DACA members are Hispanic.

That will be followed by free, one-on-one consultations with attorneys and law students. "We have reached an understanding on this issue".

"The details of it are important", Rubio said. "This was a core explicit and graphically clear promise he made to the American people". According to their version of events, they've insisted at every turn that DACA recipients be protected by legislation, dubbed the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, which grants eventual citizenship. Dick Durbin and Republican Sen.

Some Dreamers would have a path to citizenship or permanent legal resident status. "Democrats aren't going to support him and he would lose the entire Republican base", said GOP Rep. Tom McClintock of California.

The vigil also brought out undergraduates like senior Coleen Hening, who wanted to learn more about DACA and how to help.

"We believe we can give some alternatives that will get a majority of the majority", Meadows said.

During a nationwide news conference on September 7, hosted by New America Media and Ready California, a collaborative effort to support organizations providing information and legal services to immigrant community members, reporters asked questions and experts outlined the new landscape without DACA. Beneficiaries' two-year work permits and deportation deferrals will begin expiring in March if Congress doesn't act. Those with permits expiring by March 5 could seek renewals if done by October 5.

  • Salvatore Jensen