No White House or leading lawmaker of either party has seriously entertained deporting 11 million illegal immigrants now in the U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump both used discretion and triage in deciding which illegal immigrants to target for deportation.
Late last week, they ostensibly got their reply: The White House sent the exact same document it had released in October, outlining an immigration "framework" that posited an overhaul of asylum laws, stepped-up interior enforcement, and a broad crackdown on legal immigration on the scale of the Trump-endorsed RAISE Act. Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham, and Cory Gardner on the Republican side, and Sens.
McCarthy's group includes the four No. 2 leaders in the House and Senate, which includes Durbin, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Sen.
For Republicans, the deal includes $1.6 billion in new border wall funding plus another $1.1 billion in border security infrastructure, according to sources involved with the talks.
"The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards".
"USA would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime", Trump tweeted.
In a statement, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders thanked the lawmakers on behalf of Trump and said the legislative proposal seeks to comply with the main priorities of the President for USA citizens.
Friday, he denied that he used the term to describe some migrants' countries - including Haiti and El Salvador.
"Yeah, I would like to do it", Trump responded. "Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".
"Its' tragic, their livelihood, their future in being held hostage by politicians, people they have never met, for the sake of political expediency", she said. Made up by Dems.
CNN's Kaitlan Collins reported that members of Trump's administration don't think it'll "cause a problem with the President's base". He said he's confident they will reach a long-term spending agreement at some point, even if he can't say when.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he wants to address DACA and keeping the government open in separate pieces of legislation. Just 24 hours earlier he had said that he would not sign any bill to codify DACA that did not include funding for the border wall. He seemed to say that, with no conditions attached, he would support a bill legalizing these young immigrants brought into the United States illegally by their parents.
Saying the decision to kill it was improper, Judge William Alsup of Federal District Court in San Francisco wrote that the administration must "maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis" as the legal challenge to the president's decision goes forward.