Program to Protect 'Dreamers' Is 'Probably Dead'

  • Program to Protect 'Dreamers' Is 'Probably Dead'

Program to Protect 'Dreamers' Is 'Probably Dead'

By stipulating that there would be no relief for DREAMers without a major overhaul of the immigration system, Trump is upping the ante to get what he wants on border security and immigration reform by separating DACA from the spending bill.

So far, no deal has been struck, and what may happen is that Congress will simply extend a temporary funding measure to avoid a government shutdown; the current temporary budget runs out on Friday, January 19.

This is not the first time Trump has sought to blame Democrats for the thorny debate over the immigration program, tweeting earlier this month that they were "doing nothing".

But it's not clear where negotiations stand after Trump allegedly made vulgar and derisive comments about accepting immigrants from "shithole countries" during a meeting Thursday with senators at the White House.

Last week, a federal judge in California ruled that President Trump acted improperly by planning to end DACA in March.

"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military", Trump tweeted Sunday. He also said in the Thursday meeting he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

The Trump administration had planned to rescind work permits for the young undocumented immigrants, insisting that it was for Congress to find a solution to the issue of their status.

The President admitted he had used "tough" language during the meeting but denied he had using the specific word.

Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who also attended the meeting, initially said in a statement Friday that they "do not recall the president saying these comments specifically".

Adriana Gonzalez is a Salinas resident and one of those DACA recipients.

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would resume the application renewal process for illegal aliens seeking protection from deportation after being brought into the United States as children.

Inside the White House, staffers were largely unfazed, even as the political and diplomatic fallout mounted.

The fate of the program protecting almost 800,000 immigrants from deportation who were brought to the US illegally by their parents years ago when they were children is at the forefront of the Washington political debate this week. He said Durbin and Republican Sen.

Nielsen said that Trump is simply advocating a merit-based immigration system, similar to those in Canada and Australia.

In a second tweet a few minutes later, he wrote: "I, as President, want people coming into our Country who are going to help us become strong and great again, people coming in through a system based on MERIT".

Arizona shares approximately 362 miles of border with Mexico, of which 306 already have some kind of a barrier separating the USA from its southern neighbors.