United States resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

"The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards". John Cornyn of Texas, the GOP whip, as he headed toward the session.

This is not the first time Trump has sought to blame Democrats for the thorny debate over the immigration program, tweeting earlier this month that they were "doing nothing".

Democrats and many Republicans, including the president himself, profess their desire to shield Dreamers from deportation.

Former President Barack Obama enacted DACA to keep the undocumented immigrants, known as dreamers, from being deported.

The bipartisan group, whose other members included Sens.

The Trump administration had said in September it would phase out DACA by March 5, giving Congress six months to enact a legislative solution that permanently resolved the fate of young immigrants who have lived in the u.s. illegally since childhood.

"The fact remains - the only way to guarantee legal status for the dreamers is to pass DACA protections into law and do it now".

Renewal applications will, however, only be accepted from people who previously received DACA and whose deferred action had expired on or after September 5, 2016.

And Hoyer, the number two Democrat in the House behind Pelosi, was not applauding her remarks. "He goes ahead and makes these racist remarks, throwing fuel to the fire and making it very hard for anybody to be able to reach an agreement with him".

Immigration hardliner Senator Tom Cotton, a Trump ally, called the proposal "a joke" after the White House meeting, saying it didn't go far enough in particular to end immigration family preferences. "Ten years is an eternity in politics", said a senior Senate aide who asked not to be named in order to speak openly.

Trump still wants his border wall, though he had toned down what that means.

Additional $1.1 billion surveillance technology, retaining and relocating Border Patrol agents. "It pits dreamers against their parents". Durbin was going through a list of TPS countries that would be covered and when he got to Haiti, Trump asked why the U.S. wants more people from Haiti and African countries.

The visa lottery. The bill would stipulate that green cards no longer be awarded by random lottery.

The President hopes to advance towards legislation that ensures border security, ends chain migration, does away with the visa lottery programme and tackles the DACA issue in a responsible manner, she added.

"It's got to include a wall", said President Trump. "There's no other bill", Sen.

The United States needs secure borders, and immigrants who commit violent crimes should be subject to deportation.

"It's a joke of a proposal", Cotton said.

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