Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Donald Trump blasts court for protecting DACA 'Dreamers'

Donald Trump blasts court for protecting DACA 'Dreamers'

"Sen. Flake's bipartisan group - the only bipartisan group that has been negotiating a DACA fix - has struck a deal", said Flake spokesman Jason Samuels.

"I think that's what she's saying", said the president.

DACA has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the USA illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas. Under the administrations plan, permits that expired after March 5 could not be renewed.

This calls for the Department of Homeland Security to continue allowing those already with DACA to apply for renewal even if they were about to lose that protection.

That's GOP Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of SC and Democrat Sen. "If they come to me with things I'm not in love with, I'm going to do it. There's no other way to look at this", Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

Cornyn told reporters any deal needs support from more than the six senators who comprised the bipartisan group. "Stop changing the terms of their freedom". He noted that his decision to invite the press to witness nearly an hour of a meeting with Republican and Democratic Congress members on Tuesday had provided a boost to ratings for news channels. The program, which aims to provide visas to people from countries with low rates of immigration to United States, now distributes up to 50,000 visas a year.

But whether the President's opposition is willing to give him what he wants in regards to the wall and immigration reform in order to get that clean Dream Act passed, is anybody's guess. "President Trump is committed to the rule of law, and will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution that corrects the unconstitutional actions taken by the last administration".

"That helps for those who have envisioned this big concrete brick and mortar wall".

"It's gotta include the wall". We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle that addresses border security, the diversity visa lottery, chain migration/family reunification, and the Dream Act--the areas outlined by the President.

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", Trump added later. A deal is expected to include authorization for about $1.6 billion of funding for about 700 miles worth of fencing for various spots along the border.

At his meeting in the White House with Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Trump discussed policies to protect more than 800,000 DREAMer immigrants from deportation, reported USA Today, a direct contradiction of policies Trump promised his supporters during his campaign.

One possible compromise, according to congressional aides, could be to let these parents receive temporary legal status that could be renewed every three years.

And finally, they are discussing eliminating the diversity visa lottery, which allows 50,000 slots for people to apply to emigrate to the US, and giving those slots to immigrants already in the USA with protected status, including those from El Salvador and Haiti whose protected status was eliminated.

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