Trump Rejects Bipartisan Dreamers Deal

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Just saying: Yes, Republicans have serious problems finding a way forward on this in their conferences (especially in the House.) But it's not like Democrats are in lock step on supporting whatever bipartisan agreement is released. They are all talk and no action.

Dana Milbank writes a column for the Washington Post.

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", he added.

DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

"There are scores of Republicans who have shifted their position to follow the president", said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

Trump then suggested the United States should instead welcome immigrants from places like Norway, whose prime minister met Trump on Wednesday and whose population is overwhelmingly white.

"What's clear is, that just about anything [House Speaker] Paul Ryan, [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and the Democrats agree to Trump will sign", said AEI's Ornstein.

"It's about opening the door wider to humanity's worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and destroy the lives of many people", he warned.

That was a reference to the wild Tuesday session Trump held with Democratic and Republican House and Senate leaders, including Durbin, seeking an immigration deal.

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Border funding and how to structure the path to citizenship for DREAMers and their families are the two most pressing points of negotiation.

It also aims to end the phenomenon of so-called "chain migration", which sees U.S. citizens and Green Card holders facilitate the entry of their family members to the country.

This means that if they can't work something out with the president and Republicans, DREAMers will face deportation.

In September, Trump's administration said it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted temporary legal status to those individuals, and gave Congress a six-month time frame to craft a legislative solution.

In 1990, with the country in a brief recession and the Democrats in control of Congress rejecting steep spending cuts, Bush felt he had to break his promise and agreed to what were euphemistically called "tax revenue increases".

Republicans controlling Congress have resisted combining immigration and the budget into one bill. "These are human beings, not commodities". Meanwhile, Trump, who created the artificial crisis by announcing he would end DACA, gets away with barely a scratch.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the decision "outrageous" and insisted that Congress must ultimately decide the fate of the DACA program.

He has denounced NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in protest at police brutality against African Americans, and made questionable comments about a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent. The Daily Beast reported the deal included a revamp of the lottery system, a restriction on so-called "chain migration" for Dreamers' parents, $1 billion for border security and $1.6 billion for a border wall. James Lankford after the White House meeting. But without DREAMers as pawns, Trump would have been begging Democrats for funding for his loopy wall, and the rest of his agenda would have been a non-starter.

He said if Trump can't support it, "it's hard to see how we could get him to agree to anything that could pass in Congress". "We were anxious that the wall was going to be the big get".

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