Why Reaching A DACA Deal Could Be Tough

Why Reaching A DACA Deal Could Be Tough

Why Reaching A DACA Deal Could Be Tough

Lindsey Graham briefed him on the newly drafted, bipartisan immigration bill, according to two sources who asked not to be identified.

"We're going to continue working with members of the House and the Senate, Republicans and Democrats, to make sure that we try to get that deal done", Sanders added. At the time, the White House gave some beneficiaries whose DACA statuses expire before the March date one final chance to renew their statuses. "It's the only game in town".

A summary of the bill's provisions reads like an immigration hawk's wish list. Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin has been trying to pass the DREAM Act for more than a decade. Richard Durbin of IL - a leader of the bipartisan Senate group - was among the seven lawmakers at the noontime meeting.

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The Republican President sought to walk back comments he reportedly made to senators on Thursday at a White House meeting, saying, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". They have known Trump's intentions since he described some Mexicans as "rapists", "criminals", "drug dealers", and "bad hombres".

Democrats' insistence on passing an immigration bill by the funding deadline has raised concerns about the possibility of a government shutdown.

For that reason, immigrants are putting pressure on congressional lawmakers who have been working together to include an immigration plan that includes permanent, legal protections for certain immigrants as part of a larger spending bill package.

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Flake is part of a bipartisan group of senators seeking a legislative solution after Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

In addition to border security, other points of negotiation include the how to address the Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children. The organization FIEL said Dreamers need to wait for the Department of Homeland Security to announce when, and if, it will be taking renewal applications.

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Democrats, meanwhile, have been coping with their own immigration-related infighting, and disagree on how best to tackle DACA negotiations. So if a DACA fix is going to pass, it may happen in a very rare circumstance where most of the votes in the House come from the minority party, the Democrats, which means Democratic leaders are going to have to round up votes from members who oppose Trump's border wall and numerous proposed changes to the legal immigration process. He stressed the need for "surveillance" and "manpower" in tandem with that. It would limit immigrants with legal residency status from sponsoring adult children for immigration until they become citizens, he said.

Eventually, Trump is going to need to decide how he actually feels about protecting Dreamers: Is it the urgent necessity that he called on Congress to pass, or an odious concession that is only acceptable when paired with a restrictionist revolution in American immigration policy?

The proposal presented by the bipartisan Gang of Six was a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children - beyond just those who were enrolled in DACA when it ended, according to lawmakers and sources familiar with the meeting.

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