DACA in limbo as Trump and lawmakers point fingers

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Mr. Durbin said Mr. Trump called the nations "sh-hole countries". The new ruling does not apply to people who have never applied for DACA. Some say Trump did not use the word.

National Democrats, meanwhile, are targeting 91 House districts - a list that covers almost all the GOP vacancies - and they say they have "viable" candidates in 87 of those districts. The timing of the interview is not related to comments attributed to him in an explosive new book about the White House - Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" - where the author claims Bannon called the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer "treasonous". Dick Durbin, the only Democrat invited to that White House meeting, a liar after the IL senator said Trump's denial of the media reports was a lie. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military", the president tweeted.

The United States Department of Homeland Security has resumed accepting requests to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), after the federal district court in San Francisco issued a preliminary injunction on the matter.

Multiple lawsuits had been filed against the government's decision to end the program. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who had denounced the President's closed-door remarks on immigration to a small group of lawmakers last Thursday.

The Republican senator, Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), released a statement where she didn't explicitly confirm the use of "shithole" by Trump to refer to those countries but did backed up Durbin's account.

Democrats want to allow immigrants who were brought into the country illegally to remain here, and many Republicans have long agreed. A crisis of the president's own creating, I'll remind you.

Trump has not clarified to aides what he said.

Altogether, 31 House Republicans have announced their retirements so far, ahead of a typical election-year pace and giving rise to comparisons with 1994, 2006, and 2010, the last three times that voters flipped control of the chamber.

The reverberations kept coming Monday.

"When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians, do we need more Haitians?' Then he went on and started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure". Find us on Facebook too!

White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah issued a statement Thursday that did not address or deny Trump's comments.

"First of all, Jake, we are there", he said. Worshippers stood and applauded as Watson spoke. Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, instead blaming the media for distorting his meaning, said the confidant, who wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Afterward Trump insisted in a tweet that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. They weren't made", Trump said.

Congress should take a deep breath and cut a deal. Durbin said the remarks were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".

"We can have disagreements based on policy, but once we make an attack on the person and calling a person racist, it kind of destroys the dialogue", Sen.

Last June, 10 Republican state attorneys general, seeking to put pressure on the president, threatened to sue if Trump did not end DACA.

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