US Republicans unveil bill on immigration with wall funding


"I want to fund our military", Trump said.

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

Ever since President Trump opened up DACA negotiations to the news media for an hour - that happened on Tuesday - senators have been meeting in private, trying to close the deal.

Without action by Congress, the Dreamers, who are largely from Mexico and Central American countries, could be subject to deportation beginning in early March.

"Courts review the reasons agencies provide for making decisions all the time", said Michal Tan, an attorney at the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project who was not involved in the California lawsuit.

"I would not be willing to give people who entered the country illegally a special pathway to citizenship".

During the meeting, Democratic Sen.

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.

Democrats such as top negotiator Dick Durbin of IL had long vowed they would not fund the wall, but are accepting the request as part of a broader plan that protects from deportation about 800,000 younger immigrants illegally brought to the country as children.

Some may honestly believe that Democrats are being compassionate, but let's be clear, their real objective is to get more Democratic voters through a more liberal immigration policy.

"We've got a long ways to go", Short said.

The Department of Homeland Security rescinded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in September and said it would stop accepting applications from people covered under the act to renew their two-year DACA permits.

Trump also called the DACA deal "a big step backwards", and called for a "merit-based system" of immigration.

"As to what sort of immigration legislation he would approve, Trump said that he was reliant on lawmakers and that even if they produced legislation he wasn't "in love with", he would still support it".

The significance of the senators' agreement was initially unclear.

"There has not been a deal reached yet", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. He tweets that it would force the U.S. "We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress". The six senators are Democrats Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet and Robert Menendez and Republicans Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Cory Gardner.

Unless his order is overturned by a higher court, DACA recipients will now be eligible to submit renewal applications and the government will be required to "post reasonable public notice" that the programme is once again active.

"We are at a deal", Sen.

The proposal was presented to the White House for President Donald Trump's consideration before seeking passage in the Senate and House of Representatives.