'And the message to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Hands off'.
We're at a deal, and so we'll be talking to the White House about that. We'd like to think there was affirmative progress for those interested in fair reform. "What's going to happen with DACA?".
USCIS will only be accepting renewal applications from people previously approved for the DACA program.
Facing a January 19 deadline for averting an election-year government shutdown, negotiators were seeking a formula for reviving protections against deportation that Trump has ended for almost 800,000 immigrants who arrived illegally in the U.S. as children. Next step - the senators need to convince President Trump to back the plan.
The speaker said the spending legislation to keep the government open would be another short-term bill to give lawmakers more time to hash out final details.
Trump on Thursday rejected a pitch from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security. A spokesman for Flake said the next step was to take it to the White House.
"It strikes me as wildly wrong", Cornyn told reporters.
Underscoring the effort's fresh momentum, the head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Democratic representative Michelle Grisham Lujan of New Mexico, said late on Tuesday she was "encouraged" by Trump's words and would work "in good faith" toward a deal.
"Why do we want all these people from "shithole countries" coming here?" You have Democrats like Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas on one side. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday. It was unclear why the three other Republicans attended. We've been crystal clear: "chain migration must end, period".
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, right, and House Minority.
That second bill would likely face long odds for passage, considering long-running disagreements over issues like how to handle all 11 million illegal immigrants that are now in the US. It would reduce legal immigration levels by 25 percent.
The agreement among senators came as more than 100 corporate CEOs urged Congress to "act immediately and pass a permanent bipartisan legislative solution to enable Dreamers who are now living, working, and contributing to our communities to continue doing so".
BOB GOODLATTE: It cracks down on sanctuary cities, increases criminal penalties for deported criminals who illegally return and makes the E-Verify program mandatory. "He's going to lose leverage in this negotiation".
The Senate group has been working for months in hopes of crafting legislation that would prevent the around 700,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children - known as Dreamers - from being subject to deportation after Trump ended a program providing them with temporary legal status and work permits. "And we can't take one thing for granted". But if Trump's vulgar comments weren't already making moderates increasingly nervous that they're losing in the fight to pull Trump to the center, his tweets Friday, in which he listed demands for a DACA deal, were likely to make their efforts more hard.
Inside the White House, staffers were largely unfazed, even as the political and diplomatic fallout mounted. We are at a deal.
"America is and has been home to Dreamers who courageously came forward, applied for DACA and did everything the federal government asked of them", he said. Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin has been trying to pass the DREAM Act for more than a decade.
But the bipartisan "Group of Six", which included numerous same players that negotiated the hard right's much maligned 2013 immigration bill - was being squeezed even before Thursday.