Four months later, a bipartisan group of senators announced that they'd reached consensus on a DACA replacement bill: Even though the president and GOP leadership had claimed to support legal status for Dreamers as an end in itself (and thus should have been prepared to support legislation that does nothing but that), Democrats nonetheless agreed to back a Dream Act that includes funding for Trump's border wall, limits on the ability of legal USA residents to sponsor their adult children for immigration, and a reduction in diversity visas - provisions championed by Republicans and loathed by the progressive base.
Leaders on Capitol Hill are busy trying to strike a deal on immigration, just days before a potential government shutdown. Lindsey Graham and Cory Gardner, and Democratic Sens.
"March the 5th is sort of the ultimate deadline and we'd like to try to get organized so we can get to work".
Friday, Trump took to Twitter, saying that the "so-called bipartisan DACA deal" was "a big step backwards". "Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime....". I mean, the comment - the word was used, we think, to refer to African nations, but the president in this meeting also said that he would prefer immigrants coming from places like Norway and not from places like Haiti. "Get smart, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
The Washington Post reported, citing two unnamed sources briefed on Trump's meeting with lawmakers, that Trump asked, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"
"I'm not talking amnesty at all", Trump was quoted on Thursday by the Wall Street Journal.
"What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made", Trump tweeted.
Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea's Kim 'on his toes'
The head of U.S. forces in South Korea warned on Thursday against raising hopes over North Korea's peace overture. "What is important for the South is not to play into the hands of the North".
"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", Trump added later.
SNELL: And now, that commitment is important because what I've heard a lot of the negotiators say is that if they had a deal in hand and the White House had signed off and the House had signed off and the Senate had signed off, then they could move forward to the spending deal and vote maybe later at the end of January or early in February, and all sides could still be satisfied.
Trump on Friday pushed back against the reports about his remarks.
When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told Trump that a separate group of congressional leaders was planning to continue its own discussions later Thursday, the president told them: "Go do that", according to Cotton.
As a daughter of parents who are immigrants, the Congresswoman says this is a personal issue for her.
"It's got to include a wall", said President Trump. He said he agrees with the White House that they should be allowed to sponsor spouses and minor children for legal residence, but not siblings or adult children.
But a federal judge in California on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration from ending the program, and ordering the government to resume processing DACA renewal applications.