Republican legislators unveil new U.S. immigration Bill

Alfred Osborne
January 14, 2018

"My opponent won't rule out raising taxes", he thundered.

"A lot of it is waiting to see what Congress and the executive branch is going to say", de la Rosa said. They are doing nothing to fix DACA.

At that moment, numerous doubters of Bush's ability to wear President Ronald Reagan's vaunted mantle became convinced.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday (Jan 11) reached a tentative agreement on legislation to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation, along with other immigration policy changes, and is attempting to build support for the deal in Congress. In what can be viewed as a legal slap in the face for the president, the judge in his ruling referenced a September tweet by Trump stating that he did want to deport the people impacted by his move to end DACA. Trump still wants his border wall, though he's toned down what that means. "It better be good, because that particular issue is really one of the issues that got this president elected". Alongside it was a document outlining a "vision" for Trump's border wall: 700 miles, at a cost of $18 billion. Schumer are now allies, both attempting to push the Trump Administration toward a deal for a so called "Clean" DREAM act that is NOT tied to one of Mr. Trump's key campaign pledges - a border wall.

Trump similarly attacked Democrats earlier, saying they had missed a great opportunity on DACA. My whole life has been heat.

Border funding and how to structure the path to citizenship for DREAMers and their families are the two most pressing points of negotiation.

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In a statement, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders thanked the lawmakers on behalf of Trump and said the legislative proposal seeks to comply with the main priorities of the President for USA citizens.

Conservatives quickly sounded alarms about a process that would lead to a comprehensive agreement on immigration, a path that has always been anathema to many rank-and-file Republicans.

They would react similarly to 2012 when many GOP voters, very unhappy with Obama but unable to warm up to GOP opponent Mitt Romney, stayed home.

President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for stalled immigration negotiations amid backlash over vulgar comments he made in the Oval Office while meeting with lawmakers this week. Trump's openness last week indicates he's willing to deal; Democrats have shown no such openness. He's going to use that as his stake and say, you want that then I want a wall, I want to get rid of chain migration, and I want to get rid of the visa lottery. Even though illegal border crossings into the USA have been dropping in recent years, there are still plenty of people entering without permission, and the border with Mexico remains a transit point for contraband - mostly drugs in and guns out - that needs to be tightened. We think they'd be foolish to do it and that the American people would hold them responsible, but such has been their rhetoric. He claimed at his meeting that he would "sign" whatever Congress puts on his desk and wouldn't demand "this or that".

Bishop Vasquez said the bishops "stand ready to work" with Trump and Congress "in the coming days to help fashion a just solution that meets their needs, ensures our nation's safety and security, and sets the stage for the larger debate on immigration reform that is so urgently and desperately needed". Dick Durbin, D-Ill., sitting next to him.

"If I had it to do over", he told the Atlanta Journal in 1992, "I wouldn't do what I did then I did it, and I regret it".

Indeed, he might well recall former President Bush's later regret of breaking his no new taxes pledge.

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