Trump says program protecting young immigrants 'probably dead'

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

We don't shut down the government. "I, as President, want people coming into our Country who are going to help us become strong and great again, people coming in through a system based on MERIT. And let the people who want to play politics, let them play politics, but that's not what this moment is about".

The chances of an immigration bill passing this week appeared to slip away, however, after Trump rejected an earlier version last week and ignited an worldwide firestorm by reportedly using vulgar language to question why, under the proposal, the US would continue to accept immigrants from Haiti and African countries.

The immigration office said that deferments under DACA do not confer legal residency but gives prosecutors discretion on enforcing immigration laws.

The White House did not deny that Trump made the comment.

"I do not believe DACA is dead", Nielsen said on "Fox News Sunday". The senator, who suffered broken ribs at the hands of a blindside attack by a neighbor past year, said every other comment from leftists responding to a tweet about his volunteer medical mission to Haiti and Central America expressed a desire for more violence. "There shouldn't be because if there is our military gets hurt very badly".

Mr. Trump's comment about misrepresentation referred to a meeting last week where Mr. Durbin and Sen.

The program has protected undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported.

According to the Post, Kelly "talked to Trump to tell him that the proposal would probably not be good for his agenda", adding that Kelly has provided Trump with major input on immigration following his brief stint as secretary of Homeland Security.

It also said it had blocked many hundreds more potential terrorists who tried to enter the country both legally and illegally. Of course, Mr. Trump will say that new border security enhancements constitute a wall.

Lawmakers have been at odds as the deadline looms closer.

Sixteen percent of Republicans in the Gallup survey released Monday say immigration is the biggest problem in America - up from only 9 percent last month and far more than the 4 percent of Democrats who say the same.

"We are ready willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal". Graham said in an interview with WIS-TV.

The wall Mr. Trump promised isn't going to materialize, and he's not going to insist on it. With almost 13,000 openings in North Dakota today, we can look to the DREAMers to help keep our state's future economy strong and vibrant. The President never meant to do a deal to keep Dreamers legally in the country.

And without the DACA protections, said Markey he will "absolutely" not vote for the bill or any others that does not protect the nation's "dreamers".

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