Trump Adviser Krikorian Backs Shift To Merit-Based Immigration
- Author: Leroy Wright Jan 18, 2018,
Jan 18, 2018, 21:29
Donald Trump, in office almost a year, has a history of attacking courts that rule against him.
Trump lashed out last week at the USA judicial system as "broken and unfair" after a judge blocked his decision to scrap the program that has protected the so-called Dreamers from deportation since 2012, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The talks were on legislation aimed at shielding the hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. But contention over the fate of nearly 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the United States as children has added pressure for Democrats to push for a DACA fix to be included in a must-pass spending bill like the CR, and soon.
"But we're all highly motivated by the fact that come March the 5th, this program will no longer be available, and all of the work permits that now exist for the 690,000 DACA recipients will go away", he added. Last week, a federal court in California issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration's decision. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to pair increased border security with new legal protections and a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 700,000 immigrants who are in the country illegally after being brought here as children.
Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer also urged a quick legislative solution. The latest funding measure expires tomorrow.
Though not receiving a great deal of attention in North Dakota, DACA has allowed almost 100 young people to come forward, pass background checks, and live and work legally in our state.
"Everything we've seen from this administration has been this effort to remove people of color and streamline the process for white people", said Angel Padilla of the anti-Trump group Indivisible.
On the other hand, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) backed Durbin vehemently.
"We're reading the court's opinion".
The bill would not include protections for the young people described as "Dreamers", Republican Representative Mike Simpson told reporters after his party's closed-door meeting. The courts confirmed Obama's action was unconstitutional.
"Let's make a budget deal by Friday and let's come back to work aggressively on Monday and make a deal on Daca and responsible immigration reform", Sanders said.
Trump on Sunday tweeted: "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military".
"There's no good reason to punish children today by keeping Congress from passing the CHIP authorization", House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers told reporters Wednesday.
According to highlights of the draft legislation obtained by The Arizona Republic, the compromise deal calls for a shift away from the nation's longstanding family-based immigration system by eliminating the Diversity Visa Lottery program, which now uses a random lottery system to pick immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S.
Trump, in office almost a year, has a history of attacking courts that rule against him. During his presidential campaign, he attacked the integrity of a Mexican-American judge presiding over a lawsuit involving Trump University. But he ordered the government to continue processing renewal applications from people who had previously been covered.
Immigrant rights advocates, religious organizations, progressive allies, labor organizations, and DACA recipients are expected to attend the "Dream Together" Rally at Benedict Fountain Park at East 20th Avenue and Logan Street at 5:30 p.m.
Instead, Ryan, R-Wis., said it was "baffling" why Democrats would oppose the spending measure, noting it contains money for the military and a widely supported children's health insurance program.
In his ruling, Alsup quoted previous tweets by the president in support of Dreamers.
Then, on January 14, Trump tweeted that DACA is "probably dead".