Trump Says DACA Deal 'Probably Dead,' Blames Dems

After Thursday's closed-door meeting with members of Congress regarding immigration reform, we learned two things about President Donald Trump: which countries he characterizes as "sh*tholes", and that he believes that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program "is probably dead".

Others cited similar reasons for not getting behind the bill or, like McConnell, pointed to Trump's lack of support. Either way, Congress is not likely to pass a much-needed spending bill by the end of the week, Height said. If it did not, some 850,000 workers, such as those who handle Social Security disability claims, would be sent home, unpaid. They enlisted in the military.

Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, said Tuesday he'll vote for a short-term spending bill without the DACA fix.

"It's kind of more of the same stuff we've seen all year long", said one senior Republican Hill aide.

In exchange for DREAMer protections, Republicans wanted enhanced border security, the end of a "diversity" visa program for people from under-represented countries, such as from Africa, and a reduction in relatives that US citizens can sponsor for visas. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren.

"There's no trust there", said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.

The Senate approach, Lujan Grisham said, would reduce the parents of Dreamers to "second-class citizens" because they would receive temporary protections and no pathway to citizenship, as well as other problems. "There just aren't that many foreign-born terrorists".

With Congress heading towards another government shutdown, all eyes are on negotiators as they scramble to come up with a spending deal that will placate members on both sides of the aisle.

-Other proposals from Republicans would protect up to 1.7 million immigrants.

We're happy for these young Americans protected under the Obama-era DACA program.

In their deliberations, congressional Democrats make clear they don't want to be blamed for shutting down the government. They work and pay taxes. The short-term bills have been used since September to delay the shutdown deadline, and defense hawks say that they weaken military effectiveness by leaving funding in limbo and simply maintaining last year's spending levels instead of increasing money to meet the military's needs.

In a January 11 tweet, Moore said, "The church of Jesus Christ is led by, among others, our brothers and sisters from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean".

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. It also requested public officials establish after securing the borders "a just and compassionate path to legal status, with appropriate restitutionary measures, for those undocumented immigrants already living in our country".

Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. Its cost has risen to $20 billion.

Despite controlling both chambers of Congress and the White House, Republicans have indicated that's exactly what they intend to do in such a scenario. While the program technically doesn't expire until March 5, roughly 100 immigrants a day who didn't renew their enrollment in time are losing permission to work and protection from being deported.

Trump has denied making the remarks, but Illinois Democratic Sen. Seventeen Republicans voted against the most recent CR in December.

"This has turned into an 's-show, ' and we need to get back to being a great country", Graham said Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Even if it isn't, she said, Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not make deportation a priority.

House Republican leaders tried to win over wary conservatives with a promise to repeal unpopular taxes as part of the bill preventing a shutdown.

The collision of those two political opposites has made immigration one of the most hotly contested flashpoints in American politics.

  • Leroy Wright