Senator Jeff Flake says that there is a bipartisan "deal on immigration"

Immigrants rights activists rallied to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Washington in August

Immigrants rights activists rallied to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Washington in August

President Donald Trump raised some eyebrows when he told the lawmakers in the room that his positions on DACA and immigration will be what the people there came up with, but Tillis said he does believe the president will uphold conservative principles.

"We're going to continue working with members of the House and the Senate, Republicans and Democrats, to make sure that we try to get that deal done", Sanders added. This morning, January 10th, Trump responded to Alsup's decision with rage, tweeting that the court system was "broken and unfair."

WASHINGTON ― Immigrant rights advocates are urging undocumented young people to hold off from rushing to reapply for deportation relief ― or celebrating too much ― after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to reopen much of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday. Trump told senators in the Oval Office, according to a source briefed on the meeting.

The committee chairman said the Catholic leaders are ready to work with Congress and the White House to find a solution, but he also cautioned against including "unrelated, unnecessary or controversial elements of immigration policy" in a fix for DACA.

The initiative also proposes to allot $30 billion for the construction of a controversial wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and do away with the visa lottery programme, which benefits citizens of countries who have a low number of immigrants to the US.

The proposal presented by the bipartisan Gang of Six was a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children - beyond just those who were enrolled in DACA when it ended, according to lawmakers and sources familiar with the meeting.

Trump's comments found support from several lawmakers.

Trump has repeatedly called for the merit-based system to reduce overall immigration to the US.

As DACA recipients wait for the courts to work through the issue, Tullius said they're already standing up, which RAICES encourages.

However, the Trump administration could appeal Alsup's ruling.

"As I made very clear today, our country needs the security of the wall on the southern border, which must be part of any DACA approval", he tweeted. His administration is expected to challenge the decision while Congress negotiates a bill for the Dreamers.

BECERRA: It is time for Congress to give us a lasting solution that will leave no doubt that the DREAMers are Americans and that they are here to stay.

"DACA covers a class of immigrants whose presence, seemingly all agree, pose the least, if any, threat and allows them to sign up for honest labor on the condition of continued good behavior", Alsup wrote. "We need the wall for stopping the drugs from pouring in".

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