First, address Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children.
Second-ranking Senate Democrat Dick Durbin of IL released a joint statement by the six Senate negotiators - three Republicans and three Democrats - that said their plan addresses Trump's insistence on addressing border security, limits to family priority in immigration and an end to a visa lottery to promote diversity.
"A court case is no guarantee of lasting security; a higher court can quickly overturn it", Schumer said on the Senate floor.
"We don't want to be basically the bargaining chip to basically tell the president, or even the congress - "do it", you know - and we're giving up this for the community that will get affected", said "Dreamer" Diana Sanchez. "The iron is hot". President "A" can do one thing, President "B" can undo that thing.
He also said: "Sadly, Democrats want to stop paying our troops and government workers in order to give a sweetheart deal, not a fair deal, for DACA". Federal agencies will shut down unless lawmakers pass a bill financing them by January 19, and legislators are also trying to reach agreement on a budget deal financing government for the rest of this year.
"A resolution to the DACA issue must be part of a global deal on the budget".
Asked what it would take to bring something to the floor - Cornyn said any deal would have to hit the four items identified by the President in a meeting on Tuesday - a DACA fix, border security, something to curtail "chain migration" or family-based migration, and ending the diversity lottery - and be "something that the President would sign". Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told reporters on Capitol Hill.
But the agreement doesn't necessarily have support of the GOP leadership. "It should be a bill of love; truly, a bill of love", the President said Tuesday. The CEOs argue that allowing DACA to expire could result in a negative impact of $215 billion on the US economy.
"Hopefully they'll contribute their ideas to the solution but. six people can't agree to something that will bind Congress and the House", Cornyn said. He also called for ending the diversity visa lottery, a State Department program that gives residents of nations with few migrants coming to the us a chance for a green card, and for ending family-based migration (called "chain migration" by its opponents) that allows extended family members of immigrants already in the USA legally to come to the U.S.as well. That proposal has been strongly opposed by Democrats and many Republicans as a futile waste of money.
At a White House meeting two days ago with a large group of lawmakers, Trump said he would accept whatever legislation Congress presents him.
"Hold up on that, because we need to see how USCIS will renew their procedure and if the administration is going to appeal and the likelihood is, yes", Aguayo stated.
"I've served with "The Democrats" for 17 years, and not one has ever been intent on 'having people and drugs pour into our country, '" Flake tweeted. He'd made similar statements a year ago, but this time it was in the context of negotiations for actual legislation.