Dreamers need to get out of own way

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So if a DACA fix is going to pass, it may happen in a very rare circumstance where most of the votes in the House come from the minority party, the Democrats, which means Democratic leaders are going to have to round up votes from members who oppose Trump's border wall and numerous proposed changes to the legal immigration process.

Dianne Feinstein suggested that they consider passing a "clean" bill to make the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) a permanent program.

Then on Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators presented the president with an agreement on new legislation for immigrants brought to the US illegally as children.

"Any bill we pass must improve jobs wages and security for American citizens - the people who elected us", President Trump said.

Vice President Mike Pence appears to be on the same page with them.

In September, President Trump ordered the program come to an end but a federal judge temporarily halted that decision Tuesday night lifting the fear of deportation for now.

Friday, Trump took to Twitter, saying that the "so-called bipartisan DACA deal" was "a big step backwards".

Around 10:15 a.m., Trump returned Durbin's call and was told about the main elements of the deal. This issue is real, the moment is now, the mechanism is the spending bill and the reasons - the approximately 700,000 DACA recipients, thousands of whom had already lost their protection due to the administration's decision - are at the core of what they believe and campaign on.

Trump said Durbin and Graham - two seasoned lawmakers - should come to the White House for a meeting at noon.

The bill complies with the "Four Pillars" that emerged out of the meeting between Trump and a group of lawmakers at a meeting on Monday at the White House.

DACA has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the USA illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas. I want safety and security for our people.

The lawmakers were describing how certain immigration programs operate, including one to give safe haven in the United States to people from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil strife. The White House rejected the plan and asked the senators to keep working on a new proposal.

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday. We need the wall for stopping the drugs from pouring in".

As part of any agreement about DACA, Trump has insisted that there be funding for a wall on the Southern border with Mexico, which many Democrats have opposed. Anyhow, where will we find the estimated $18 billion for the wall, since we just slashed government revenues with the recent tax reform.

In the meantime, a federal judge has made a significant ruling on how to address those young immigrants while Congress continues to negotiate.

Late on Tuesday, US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco ruled that DACA must remain in place while the litigation is resolved.

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