Ruling isn't going to save the 'Dreamers'
- Author: Leroy Wright Jan 16, 2018,
Jan 16, 2018, 13:49
Then on Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators presented the president with an agreement on new legislation for immigrants brought to the US illegally as children.
Trump's remarks were remarkable even by the standards of a president who has been accused by his foes of racist attitudes and has routinely smashed through public decorum that his modern predecessors have generally embraced.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were reportedly lambasted in a meeting Tuesday night by their own caucus for negotiating on family-based immigration and the diversity visa lottery, which Trump and many Republicans want to end.
Trump's remarks come after talks on a bipartisan immigration proposal froze after the President made disparaging comments in an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers in which he derided African nations as "s--hole countries" and asked why more immigrants couldn't come from Norway.
The comments were first reported by The Washington Post.
U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from ending an Obama-era programme that protected from deportation migrants who had entered America illegally as children.
When the publication inquired about the missing words, a White House official reportedly said that "any omission from the transcript was unintentional and that the context of the conversation was clear".
That hope was shot down later that afternoon, following the White House meeting.
"We are going to take a strong look at our country's libel laws, so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts", Mr Trump said to reporters as he attended a cabinet meeting.
Earlier on Thursday, Republicans in the House of Representatives told reporters there had been substantial progress toward a deal.
"We're seeing business owners who have been here for 20 years having to be sent back to countries that they don't know", says Gomez.
Any proposed agreement would need approval from the White House and congressional leadership to move forward. Flake added that "it's the only game in town. There's no other bill".
During the meeting, Trump sat between two Democrats - Sen.
"I still think it's a foundation for how a deal could get made", Hurd said.
The comments echoed July remarks Trump made to reporters aboard Air Force One, suggesting that the border wall needed to be transparent so that people on the United States side wouldn't get hit by massive sacks of drugs tossed over it.
"We have something in common: We'd like to see this get done", Trump said.
But Alsup ruled that while the lawsuit is pending, anyone who had DACA status when the program was rescinded September 5 can renew it, officials said.
Cueva was one of the Dreamers in D.C. pushing lawmakers to pass a DACA bill by January 19th.
To the editor: It's hard to believe the president is so cruel and heartless as to hold 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients (also known as Dreamers) hostage for his border wall.