Federal Government Says It Will Accept DACA Applications After Court Order
- Author: Joey Payne Jan 15, 2018,
Jan 15, 2018, 1:12
President Donald Trump has said a programme that protects immigrants who were brought to the USA illegally as children is "probably dead", casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on a government funding deal that Democrats have tied to immigration. In an interview on Friday, Perdue had said he didn't remember the president using such langauge.
"I hope that we are actually going to work on fixing DACA", said Representative Mia Love on CNN's "State of the Union" program on Sunday. A Republican attendee, Sen.
So far, Republicans and Democrats have not been able to compromise on an immigration reform bill that would also address the problem of illegal aliens and "Dreamers" now in the United States.
"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military", the 45th POTUS declared.
Georgia Sen. David Perdue called reports describing Trump as using vile language in the meeting a "gross misrepresentation" and said Democratic Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, issued a statement that did not specifically confirm the words used but backed up Durbin's account.
Previously, Perdue and Republican Sen.
Another participant, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" that she did not "recall him using that exact phrase, " but she acknowledged he "did use and will continue to use strong language". Tom Cotton in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" with host John Dickerson.
The Obama administration began the program in 2012, which enabled certain young immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children to apply for work permits and protection from deportation. "Ask anyone who's dealt with both". 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.
At issue is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme created by President Barack Obama to shield hundreds of thousands of these individuals, known as Dreamers, from deportation. Critics call it an unlawful program that promotes illegal immigration, lacked congressional approval and takes jobs from US citizens.
The president also rejected as insufficient an immigration deal drafted by the bipartisan group of politicians who attended that meeting.
Despite Trump's claims, Democrats have pushed to provide more funding for border security in exchange for the continuation of the DREAMERS Act.
Trump has said he favors stopping the diversity lottery, a system that reserves visas for people from countries that have relatively few immigrants in the United States.
Echoing dozens of Democrats, Lewis said he would not vote for any government spending measure until the dreamer issue is settled.