Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia attended the January 11 meeting and said in a joint statement the next day they did not recall Trump "saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest".
According to USA Today, several legislative proposals protect different numbers of Dreamers, with the most generous, introduced by Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., providing legal status to 3.5 million Dreamers, excluding only a small group who pose public safety threats.
House Republicans were meeting privately late Tuesday to discuss their plans, and bargainers from both sides talked of gathering Wednesday. It would strike at one of the basic tenets of Trump's presidency and set the stage for a low-energy election for Republicans, leading to a loss of the House, perhaps a loss of the Senate and everything that portends.
House GOP leaders, seeking to lock down support among conservatives for the stopgap funding measure, are looking to sweeten it with a plan to delay implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care taxes, according to GOP aides. Many outlets also tout the illegals as 'dreamers, ' as if young Americans are not dreamers. During a meeting with the lawmakers, Trump reportedly called African nations "shithole countries" and questioned why the US didn't favor letting more immigrants in from nations like Norway instead of countries like Haiti. Trump has denied using that language.
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Trump also said there will be no more diversity lottery visa.
Talks also continued on related issues, including how to fund a children's healthcare program and to establish higher spending caps for the USA military and other domestic programs.
Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, late a year ago but gave Congress until March 5 to pass legislation extending the initiative created by President Barack Obama. Floyd, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), said: "I would not agree with those comments at all".
Last week, members of the democrat and the Republican Party tried to reach an agreement on the immigration reform as part of the federal spending bill that needs to pass by Friday in the Congress to avoid a government shutdown.
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Trump's comments were so toxic, the thinking goes, that Democrats will be loath to hand him anything that looks like a win, such as funding for his proposed border wall. Democrats have said they want a spending bill that protects the Dreamers, mostly Hispanic young adults.
Senator Dick Durbin says he did, while two other Republicans at the meeting say he didn't. But it was not yet clear whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would schedule it for a floor debate and vote. "But I don't think the Dems want to make a deal and the folks from DACA should know, the Democrats are the ones that aren't going to make a deal", Trump said.
Though not receiving a great deal of attention in North Dakota, DACA has allowed almost 100 young people to come forward, pass background checks, and live and work legally in our state.
President Donald Trump says he wants Congress to compassionately address the DACA problem and include legislation that will prevent a similar situation from developing again. -Mexican border opposed by Democrats, be included in any spending package.
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Two U.S. immigration agents kept a close watch nearby. "There will be no ICE coming to the door to try and deport me because I am a US citizen".
In exchange for DREAMer protections, Republicans wanted enhanced border security, the end of a "diversity" visa program for people from under-represented countries, such as from Africa, and a reduction in relatives that US citizens can sponsor for visas.