Citing a recent court order, the Trump administration on Saturday resumed processing young unauthorized immigrants' applications to renew their protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued a ruling late Tuesday saying that until legal challenges to the administration's plan are resolved, the government must "maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis on the same terms and conditions" as those that were in place before the administration moved on September 5 to end DACA.
DACA shields almost 800,000 young immigrants from deportation by allowing them to work and study legally in the United States.
No White House or leading lawmaker of either party has seriously entertained deporting 11 million illegal immigrants now in the U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump both used discretion and triage in deciding which illegal immigrants to target for deportation.More news: Models accuse photographers of harassment
"It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and nearly always wins before being reversed by higher court", Trump wrote.
SNELL: Shortly after, we heard back from these bipartisan senators who had gone to the White House, and they seemed a lot more dour.
Since Trump's election, DACA has been "a program that's over", de la Rosa said. The Dems will threaten 'shutdown, ' but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most.
The meeting comes after a federal judge this week issued an injunction halting Trump's plans to end DACA, providing the immigrants with temporary relief. The Department of Homeland Security counts 690,000 people now enrolled in the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
But the president wants the southern border wall he promised on the campaign trail, and the DACA immigrants are about his only bargaining chip. At one point, Hoyer challenged the president on the plan for full "comprehensive" immigration reform.More news: Djokovic Marks Comeback in Style With Crushing Win Over Dominic Thiem
"I think that what came out of the President's meeting yesterday, from what I hear, was positive", Love said. He was telling us that it was time for them to get moving, and it sounded like things were hopeful. "We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress".
Adding to the confusion is a separate bill released by House Republicans on Wednesday, which included a slew of hardline immigration measures that Democrats insist are nonstarters. John Cornyn of Texas, the GOP Whip. So the White House was essentially - as Breitbart correctly pointed out - thumbing its nose at the idea of a bipartisan DACA deal. "The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", Graham said in a statement.
Cornyn told reporters any deal needs support from more than the six senators who comprised the bipartisan group.
Trump has denied making the remarks, but Illinois Democratic Sen.
"Hopefully they'll contribute their ideas to the solution", Cornyn said of the group's agreement.More news: Government, citing ruling, again will accept requests for DACA protection