Asked about the bill's chances in the Senate, Labrador said voters in red states "actually want border security before giving any benefits to the DACA population". "They've been very clear on this".
If the House passes a stopgap measure to keep the government running ahead of the Friday deadline, McConnell will need at least nine Democrats in the chamber to vote "yes" again on a short-term funding bill - and he may need more, depending on whether any Republicans vote against the continuing resolution or are absent due to health reasons.
After Trump's incendiary language and his rejection of a bipartisan deal last week, Democrats may be leaning more toward withholding their votes on a spending compromise.
"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", his post on Twitter read. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military", Trump tweeted. John Cornyn as well as Democratic Sen.
Ryan insisted he wanted to resolve the immigration issue before the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program expires on March 5. Protesters have rallied at offices of Senate Democrats, threatened primary foes for those who don't push hard enough for an immigration deal and promised to brand those deemed to have fallen short "the deportation caucus". He said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Other lawmakers in the meeting dispute that account, as does the president.
"It's not going to be done by tweeting", Mr.
Durbin also explored the details of the meeting from last week on what exactly the President had said, pressing Nielsen - who was under oath - on what she heard.
Which is insane. This was never meant to be a deal for comprehensive immigration reform.
Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said.
A week ago Tuesday, Trump told lawmakers that he would sign any bill they sent him. He recited acts of violence committed by white supremacists, including last year's automobile killing of an activist by a white nationalist in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nine victims shot dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015.
The "shithole countries" remark has vexed Republicans, compelling many to make statements criticizing Trump for the remarks.
Sharry said he was pleased that the deal would provide relief to dreamers, their parents and those with temporary protected status but unhappy that it includes funding for Trump's "stupid wall", prevents dreamers from petitioning to sponsor their parents for green cards, and curbs family-based immigration and the diversity visa program.
Republican leaders have ruled that out, saying any bill must have serious new border security enhancements, and must make changes to other parts of the flawed immigration system.
The deportation of these young people will not be a priority of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service.
The Trump administration was "out in front, advancing their agenda and they were basically getting away with it", said Frank Sharry of America's Voice, an immigrant rights group.
At times visibly upset, Booker said he was "seething with anger" and recalled the "tears of rage" he shed when he first learned of the quote attributed to the President.
In 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won two-thirds of the Latino vote and 89 percent of the black vote, according to exit polls.
"The goal is to put the Congress of the United States on record that we don't approve of racism", Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat and one of the leaders of the censure movement, said on CNN.
In the past two weeks, high-profile Republicans passed up Senate races in North Dakota and Minnesota that were thought to be winnable seats.
"At this point, lawmakers are unable to solve key policy conundrums - including spending caps, DACA, health care, and disaster assistance - prior to Friday's deadline", Boltansky wrote.