But White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short immediately dismissed the nascent deal as he exited a meeting with senators Thursday afternoon, saying the White House still opposed backing a DREAM Act to give immigrants brought here as minors legal status rather than just renewing the legal standing of the 700,000 or so people now in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and wanted to see more restrictions on other immigration programs in exchange. "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", Trump said in a series of tweets on Friday.
President Donald Trump's profane comment about Africa is drawing furious reactions from civil rights organizations.
Congress must separate "the conversation about DACA" from the "larger issues" about USA immigration policy, because allowing the program to expire will lead "to a humanitarian crisis", especially in Los Angeles, said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. Trump has terminated it but given lawmakers until March 5 to craft legislation reviving its protections.
In a tweet, Trump again took aim at the courts.
We've got this bipartisan group, we're at a deal.
The diversity lottery would also be eliminated under the deal, freeing up about 50,000 visas offered by the State Department each year to immigrants from places that have not been sending as many immigrants over the past five years.
An immigration package "must be part of a global deal on the budget", Schumer said. And some Democrats and Republicans in Congress still seem mightily at odds, while there is also disagreement even within the parties.
Mr. Trump suggested that an immigration agreement could be reached by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a "bill of love", then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.
DACA recipients will be allowed to stay in the US for the remainder of their two-year authorizations.
In a statement issued early January 10, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: "An issue of this magnitude must go through the normal legislative process". He said he'd back a "clean bill" that addressed only DACA, but later said any bill must include funding for his foolish border wall fantasy. That proposal has been strongly opposed by Democrats and many Republicans as a futile waste of money.
"Yeah, I would like to do it, " Trump said.
The President added that the United States should get more people from countries like Norway. It didn't need to be built along the entire 2,000-mile border, but far less than that, he said. He'd made similar statements past year, but this time it was in the context of negotiations for actual legislation. But one conservative foe of giving ground acknowledged the impact of Trump's support.
"As a nation, we have a moral and humanitarian obligation to 'Dreamers, '" Bishop Vasquez said.
The DC attorney general Karl A. Racine reacted on Twitter, writing that he is "proud to be Haitian-American, and I will continue to fight for the dignity and safety of every member of the District's immigrant communities".
"I would like to see us move to a merit-based system".
In an interview with 17 News at Sunrise, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said he believes there is an appetite for DACA, and he has faith congress will pass legislation helping dreamers, while hoping for enhanced border security.
When Republican senators visited President Donald Trump last week at the White House, they posed a significant question: Why is no one from the administration in charge of immigration negotiations?