"The university says it doesn't allow ICE agents on campus, but that doesn't mean they won't come in", said Lin, who was brought to the US illegally at age 12.
Other congressmen are reported to be dismayed about Mr. Trump's willingness to make a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi without getting anything in return. Of course, immigration is a top issue for Texas Representative Joaquin Castro, a Democrat. "So you have got to deal with that".
Long before Trump's political star rose, the Associated Press conducted a poll in May 2015 which indicated that a majority of Americans favored keeping in the country those who were protected by former president Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. But the meeting was a positive sign.
"At this point, who DOESN'T want Trump impeached?" said far-right writer Ann Coulter, author of the book In Trump We Trust. The Raise Act, which the White House supports, would end chain migration and implement a merit-based system, effectively halving immigration over the next 10 years.
"He knows that if we lose DACA, that will cause a lot of harm to our families", he said. They also ask that the agency establish intake tables - with time stamps and receipts - at local US Citizenship and Immigration Services offices to better facilitate the crush of submissions before the deadline.
"I'm hopeful that once we cut through the noise, we can come up with a permanent legislative solution for the children who were brought here through no fault of our own". But then Donald Trump came in, talking about building walls, Mexican rapists, and a deportation force.
CASTRO: Yeah, I'm concerned. People want to see that happen. For more details on the termination of this act, go to When Will Trump Deport Dreamers?
SIMON: Should they have amnesty? But Trump muddied the waters, saying "we're not looking at citizenship". Trump's administration has made it clear that anyone in the country without legal status is susceptible to immigration arrest and processing for deportation. This would not be that.
Short, however, said on MSNBC that the White House is not now "entertaining" the prospect of a path to citizenship. So I wouldn't call it amnesty.
Ana Maciel, a 23-year-old who works full time to put herself through a University of San Francisco education Master's program, says she's been on "an emotional roller coaster". Yet Trump pardoned Arpaio, a convicted criminal, but did not pardon 800,000 law-abiding youths who were trying to live the American dream.
President Donald Trump recently chose to phase out DACA and asked Congress to act in the next six months to pass a law addressing the needs of immigrants like Dreamers. The president was not invited, which I gather is unusual.
This is one of the ways in which the establishment of DACA benefited not only its recipients but the community at large. "There is a strong sense of resolve that we have to take care of these students and make our voices heard". The 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study found that 73 percent of Trump voters said immigration was of "very high importance" to them, compared with 24 percent of Clinton voters.
In response to Mr. Trump's executive order increasing immigration raids earlier this year, Open Society Institute-Baltimore worked with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs to launch Safe City Baltimore, a legal defense fund to ensure that Baltimore immigrants with a legal claim to stay in the USA receive the representation they need to assert it. Communities around the country have launched similar efforts.