Goodlatte offers DACA deal; Virginia Tech grad and DACA beneficiary reacts

Goodlatte offers DACA deal; Virginia Tech grad and DACA beneficiary reacts

"How do 6 people bind the other 94 in the Senate?". "Finally to hear this is a sign of hope, light at the end of the tunnel", said Diana Platas, a young undocumented woman with hopes of becoming a lawyer.

Cornyn said the six lawmakers were hoping for a deal and "everyone would fall in line. And right now, it's not clear what the next steps are going to be".

WASHINGTON — A federal judges decision to block Trump administration plans to phase out protections for so-called undocumented "dreamers" brought sharp backlash Wednesday from the White House, calling the injunction "outrageous".

The January 19 deadline for reaching agreement on government spending is rapidly approaching - which many Democrats insist must include immigration - and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is set to end in early March.

He believes finding a fix for DACA should be up to lawmakers, not federal judges. Some Democrats are threatening to withhold their votes - which Republicans will need to push that legislation through Congress - unless an immigration accord is reached.

But White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short immediately dismissed the nascent deal as he exited a meeting with senators Thursday afternoon, saying the White House still opposed backing a DREAM Act to give immigrants brought here as minors legal status rather than just renewing the legal standing of the 700,000 or so people now in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and wanted to see more restrictions on other immigration programs in exchange. That group met for the first time this week. "Wall was not properly funded, Chain (migration) & (Diversity Visa) Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", he wrote Friday on Twitter.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the USA court system as "broken and unfair" after a federal judge blocked his move to end the program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents, commonly known as "Dreamers".

Footage shows mud and debris barreling through California home
Forecasters issued flash flood warnings and predicted the cold front with powerful winds could bring several inches of rain. By Wednesday, some 500 searchers had covered about 75 percent of the inundated area in the search for victims.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a hawk on legal and illegal immigration who has been part of most recent White House meetings, trashed the agreement. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, Michael McCaul of Texas, Raúl Labrador of Idaho, and Martha McSally of Arizona - in a Tuesday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. It was unclear why the three other Republicans attended.

The exchange came during a meeting meant to present the White House with a bipartisan compromise to help resolve the standoff over immigration.

"I feel having the Democrats in with us is absolutely vital because it should be a bipartisan bill", the president said in the Cabinet Room.

DACA recipient Luis Serrano, a spokesman for the California Youth Immigrant Justice Alliance, said some Dreamers are more hopeful that others.

Any immigration deal would face hurdles winning congressional approval.

The Trump administration wants Congress to approve almost $18 billion over the next decade for construction of a border wall with Mexico in the southwestern United States. Nearly half of illegal aliens entered the USA legally on tourist and other short-term visas and simply never left.

Republicans have sought some form of funding for measures to curb illegal immigration as part of a deal.

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