The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gave temporary legal immigration status to people who came to the USA with their parents illegally as children.
Sanders suggested that if President Donald Trump were to sign a bill allowing DACA recipients to stay in the U.S., it would not include permanent residency. "Something is going to have to reverse here with this President's policy or it will just blow up his base". He's vice chair of the Congressional, Hispanic Caucus and he joins us from his district in San Antonio.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said after the meeting that they had reached a deal to keep DACA in place, but Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to say that was not the case.
In other words, while we support the goals that they are trying to achieve we do not believe in the manner in which they are going about it.
"We're working on a plan for DACA".
Demonstrators in lower Manhattan on September 5th, protesting the Trump administration's initial decision to end DACA. If you really want to it, you have to go for it. Sometimes, two or three of those answers are from the president himself. It's also safe to note that this administration is more unstable than a certain North Korean dictator we are now beefing with. The Recognizing America's Children Act is similar to Dream, but sets a lower age for arriving to the USA - at under 16 - and sets up two five-year periods for conditional status. "We do not have control of our borders".
Trump, according to witnesses, looked at the lawmaker who brought up the urgency on voting for the Dream Act as a stop gap for those DACA participants who could lose their work permits and said "It will be on the floor. you will have a vote. quickly".
CASTRO: Yeah, I'm concerned.
Some of those against DACA favor the program but want to see it passed through Congress rather than by an executive order, which was how Obama implemented it. Others want to get rid of the program altogether.
SIMON: Should they have amnesty? "And I didn't think they did before. And I think a broken legal immigration system contributes to it as well". This would not be that.
Down the road, if the individuals met more requirements, they could try to achieve citizenship.
Breitbart News, the hard-right website popular with many of Mr Trump's supporters, ran the headline "Amnesty Don". Some of these folks came here when they were 2 years old and didn't realize that they were undocumented until they tried to get a driver's license or apply to college, for example. "The President and the chief of staff called me from Air Force One today, to discuss what was discussed - and it was a discussion, not an agreement or a negotiation". If he stands by his promises on DACA, will he be invited to the next one?
ITZEL GUILLEN: I definitely felt a lot more anxiety than I have ever in my life.
"My dad would tell me stories how he sweated and couldn't sleep at night thinking, 'What if they don't renew my green card?,'" he said.
The deal announced by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi following a White House dinner would enshrine protections for the almost 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids who had benefited from former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
"We've been very clear".