DACA Negotiations With Trump Getting Caught Up in Politics

Frederick Owens
January 10, 2018

Democrats have shown some willingness to negotiate on border security, when tied to a deal to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

"Maybe we can do something", Trump said.

The president said he would insist on construction of a border security wall as part of an agreement involving young immigrants, but he said Congress could then pursue a comprehensive immigration overhaul in a second phase of talks.

The top Democrat in the House of Representatives, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, told reporters Monday, "I think we will" reach an agreement on the young immigrants, mainly because neither Democrats nor Republicans want a partial government shutdown at the end of next week.

Yet it seems that Trump is remarkably willing to trade a largely pointless border wall for a less stringent immigration policy than perhaps his base had expected. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, a 2013 immigration reform veteran. Because of how much they hope to get in return.

Graham is a longtime advocate of a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.

Ten Democratic Senate seats are up in states Trump won in 2016. Sen. Trump added if the group presents him with a plan he does not like he would support it anyway.

"It got confusing at times, in fact he said later, 'I just want a clean DACA and we'll do a comprehensive later, ' and some of us said, 'Whoa, what do you mean by that?' And he came back to those four items", the Oklahoma Republican told reporters afterward. Trump, however, gave Congress until March 5 to consider the issue.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are trying to tie the DACA debate to ongoing negotiations over a spending bill, which must be approved by January 19 to avoid a government shutdown.

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"But it also has to be a bill where we can secure our border, drugs are pouring into our country at a record pace, a lot of people are coming in that we can't have", he continued.

In recent years, the groups seeking reduced immigration have relied on lobbying, testifying before Congress and grass-roots mobilization efforts to kill any bill in Congress deemed too favorable to immigrants. "They've socialized here, they've studied George Washington as the father of our country and Abraham Lincoln as the president who freed the slaves".

After the meeting ended, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the publication Axios that he supported a DACA bill separate from the must-pass spending bill, a Democratic precondition that could threaten a government shutdown.

In the case of a man arrested numerous times on domestic violence charges, the New Mexico Supreme Court says a person's right to confront an accuser can be forfeited if that defendant is accused of wrongdoing through. "No promises are made beyond that".

Trump went on to describe so-called loopholes in the border enforcement system that need closed, and called for better equipping border agents, with whom he recently met personally.

He added that any bill addressing immigration should be "bipartisan", and a "bill of love", though he maintained that it would necessarily include ending "chain migration" and scrapping the diversity visa-lottery program.

"We're very encouraged by the way the president has been framing this issue", Beck said. If you honestly believe that Mexico is somehow going to pay for this wall, or that this wall is somehow going to stop illegal immigration, or fix any immigration problems we may have, then you personally are somehow even dumber than Donald Trump.

"They're setting up an unworkable proposal".

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