Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Sunday that he was "encouraged" by the bipartisan effort, but added, "We've got to move on" from the controversy spawned by Trump's reported Oval Office comments in a meeting with lawmakers Thursday, in which the President said certain African immigrants come from "shithole countries". And in any debate over legislation, the president is usually the most important actor, the point around which everything revolves. Republican leaders went on to win support from 17 Senate Democrats with only two GOP "nay" votes. Pretend for now that he doesn't exist, and they might actually be able to arrive at a compromise on immigration. I'm not a racist.
The answer to all these questions turned out to be "Sure!", which is one of the reasons that, all along, President Trump's liberal critics have criticized those Republicans who shook their heads and expressed regret about Trump's latest vomitous outburst while still enabling him to do what he does.
Some Democrats are threatening to vote against a budget deal unless it includes DACA protections.
"We must have Security at our VERY DANGEROUS SOUTHERN BORDER, and we must have a great WALL to help protect us, and to help stop the massive inflow of drugs pouring into our country!" he wrote on Twitter.
Just two weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., seemed confident Democrats and Republicans could work together on spending.
At least 30 Republicans have announced they would not seek reelection in the House of Representatives amid fears that the GOP could lose the midterm elections in November, according to reports.
A San Francisco judge barred the administration's plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on Tuesday last week. So what, substantively, has changed? He also objected that Democratic proposals to adjust the visa lottery and federal policy for immigrants with temporary protected status were going to drive more people from countries he deemed undesirable into the United States instead of attracting immigrants from places like Norway and Asia, people familiar with the meeting said. After all, he's the one who has to sign it.
US President Trump took to the social media to criticize the democrats about not taking action to fix DACA. Or literally, for that matter. "Trump was curt and dismissive, saying he was not making immigration policy to cater to the CBC and did not particularly care about that bloc's demands, according to people briefed on the meeting". He and his administration are doing everything they can to put those principles into practice.
One of the responses Flake's speech will nearly certainly garner is: "That's great, but then why do you support Trump 90 percent of the time?"
If a temporary "continuing resolution" to keep the government operating results, it would be the fourth such measure since the 2018 federal fiscal year began on October 1, a sign of Washington's serious struggles to pass spending legislation.
USCIS said applicants can, nonetheless, file a new initial DACA request in accordance with the Form I-821D and Form I-765 instructions. I don't want crooks, I don't want bad hombres, I want to get a merit-based immigration system to make sure we can succeed in the 21st Century. We are four months into a new fiscal year, and our government is still operating under last year's fixed funding levels with little flexibility to adapt to today's world.