Trump turns to Kelly to quell lawmakers complaints about immigration negotiations

Gladys Abbott
January 13, 2018

President Donald Trump's dismissal of Haiti and certain African countries with a vulgar expression has created a furor. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.

"There is a reason why the President has said that is not acceptable to him and sent everybody back to the same drawing board that Kevin McCarthy drew up on Tuesday", Cotton said after the meeting.

"I think the right answer to someone who might be eligible for DACA is to make sure they research the situation well, that they are well prepared and they also have a backup plan because most of the DACA recipients may actually be eligible for some other form of relief", Asser said. The claims and details emerged Thursday when the Senators were questioned by reporters after the Senators' usual Thursday lunchtime meetings. I want safety and security for our people.

"The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe". Diversity has always been our strength, not our weakness.

He continued. "We'll do DACA, and then we can certainly start comprehensive immigration reform the following afternoon".

"If they're going to be trying to add the extra aspects of security and the lottery process and all of that, I don't foresee there being a DACA bill passed by March", said Villalobos. "I've had to carry my documents with me since I can remember", he says. "That's not how a president behaves".

"Every single member of my family, everyone who I know, all of my colleagues have had to endure the indignity of having to be searched, having [them] go through our personal belongings and having to prove to U.S. federal officials who we are, despite the fact that we're not entering or leaving the country, we're simply going from one community to the next". At the same time, Trump called on Congress to come up with a legislative solution to keep the program in place. I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.

The lawmakers had hoped Trump would back their accord, an agreement among six senators evenly split among Republicans and Democrats, ending a monthslong, bitter dispute over protecting the "dreamers".

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Late last week, they ostensibly got their reply: The White House sent the exact same document it had released in October, outlining an immigration "framework" that posited an overhaul of asylum laws, stepped-up interior enforcement, and a broad crackdown on legal immigration on the scale of the Trump-endorsed RAISE Act.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the conversation.

DETROW: But Abrar concedes that with Republicans controlling the House, Senate and White House, they are the ones dictating the terms. He also called for ending the diversity visa lottery, a State Department program that gives residents of nations with few migrants coming to the USA a chance for a green card, and for ending family-based migration (called "chain migration" by its opponents) that allows extended family members of immigrants already in the US legally to come to the U.S.as well.

Trump's remarks were remarkable even by the standards of a president who has been accused by his foes of racist attitudes and has routinely smashed through public decorum that his modern predecessors have generally embraced. As such, it was an unlawful circumvention of Congress, and was susceptible to the same legal challenges that effectively ended DAPA. A federal judge decided a presidential fiat coming from President Barack Obama on the dreamers was OK, but not one coming from Trump.

The tone of the discussion, and Mr. Trump's eagerness to strike a deal, triggered warm responses from some of his sharpest critics in both parties. He said there were "very fine people on both sides" after violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one counter-protester dead. He tweeted Friday: "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday...was a big step backwards".

And then later, when they were talking about the visa lottery, he was told that benefits largely people from African countries, that they benefit from this.

Congress has to make a budget deal by January 19 or face shutting down the federal government - except for essential services.

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