GOP, Democrats work on plan as DACA talks continue

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a frequent Trump critic, said on Thursday the comments "smack of blatant racism, the most odious and insidious racism masquerading poorly as immigration policy". While Trump said throughout his campaign that Mexico would pay for the border wall, he's been seeking money from Congress.

Trump referred to "shithole countries" in Africa during a meeting Thursday on immigration.

"It's going to address DACA in a permanent way, not a temporary short-term thing", Goodlatte told Mr. Trump in the Tuesday meeting.

He says they hope whatever immigration legislation comes out of Washington includes some sort of deal for the Dreamers.

Trump reportedly questioned why the US would want to admit more people from "shithole countries".

She's meeting with Sens.

Schumer are now allies, both attempting to push the Trump Administration toward a deal for a so called "Clean" DREAM act that is NOT tied to one of Mr. Trump's key campaign pledges - a border wall.

That's according to aides familiar with the pact, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not yet been made public. The Trump administration has proposed $18 billion over a decade to build a wall.

The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children into another drama about Trump himself.

The details of the deal - which was agreed upon by Sens.

"Yeah, I would like to do it, " Trump said.

Cotton added that the group's border security proposal "doesn't give near enough resources to meet the president's demands".

He says the focus now will be a push for immigration reform legislation, which is in discussion on Capitol Hill. And as NPR congressional correspondent Scott Detrow reports, there's also the hard work of selling a bill to the lawmakers who will need to vote on it. He tweets that it would force the U.S.

Trump said in September that he was ending the Obama-era program.

"It really means a lot to me because I feel like I'm making a statement, 'We are here to stay, '" Azua said.

Then on Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators presented the president with an agreement on new legislation for immigrants brought to the US illegally as children. Again, border security, taking care of kids with DACA. "It doesn't seem right to not know if we are going to fulfill our dream or not", said Darian.

"The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards". And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he agreed with the White House that they should continue moving forward.

The judge's ruling came hours after Trump met with lawmakers at the White House to discuss the DACA program and other immigration issues.