Dreamers Protection Has To Come With Border Wall
- Author: Leroy Wright Jan 15, 2018,
Jan 15, 2018, 10:38
District Judge William Alsup granted plaintiffs challenging Trump's decision a temporary injunction late Tuesday, halting Trump's effort to roll back DACA while lawsuits brought by the state of California and others played out in court.
Democrats are demanding protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall. President Donald Trump ended DACA in September and announced earlier this week his plan to phase out the program.
U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, a Republican, said the session would not simply consist of lawmakers presenting Trump with a plan for him to reject or accept.
Hincapie said that although the ruling was a positive sign, advocates are anxious that Dreamers will send in applications, including a almost $500 fee, and be rejected if USCIS has not yet implemented a process to accept renewals.
These proposed policies, for which hard-line Republicans have repeatedly pushed over the years, include Kate's Law, which enhances penalties for illegal immigrants who re-enter the country after being deported, and mandatory use of e-Verify, an electronic employment authorization system.
For now, Hincapie said, Dreamers should stay informed but wait on sending anything to the government. She is working on several pieces of bipartisan legislation to keep Dreamers in the only place they consider home.
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Schumer also reiterated the Democrats' position that an immigration deal be attached to must-pass budget legislation that Congress will soon consider.
Valadao said that after months of talks in Congress going nowhere, the meeting helped limit the negotiations, and marked clear movement by Trump, who relented on his insistence on a physical wall along the entire 2,000-mile border with Mexico, and by Democrats, who said they would acquiesce to tougher border security. Many have disappeared underground, have become as Livier says, "to be very much invisible".
The tentative deal also addresses border security, including a border wall, the diversity visa lottery and chain migration. A federal judge decided a presidential fiat coming from President Barack Obama on the dreamers was OK, but not one coming from Trump.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the decision "outrageous" and insisted that Congress must ultimately decide the fate of the DACA program.
"We knew something was wrong because we were told to avoid la migra, the trucks, to give false information if we were asked", she said.