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Republican legislators unveil new U.S. immigration Bill

14 January 2018

But in a tweet storm Friday, Trump characterized the "so-called bipartisan DACA deal" as "a step backwards".

In a joint statement after the meeting, the six senators in the Durbin group noted their deal hit those four points and pledged to work to seek support from colleagues, without acknowledging the setback.

Dick Durbin, who was at the White House meeting, said Friday that the President "said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly".

The ruling could complicate ongoing negotiations between congressional Democrats and Republicans trying to reach agreement on a deal to resolve the legal status of almost 700,000 young immigrants covered by the programme.

The development comes as the White House and lawmakers are wrangling over immigration reform, with Democrats demanding protections for Dreamers. She said the White House would keep working with Congress to try to get something done.

The lawmakers say they're seeking enough support to push the deal through Congress.

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Activist dreamers aren't satisfied with this type of plan, said Juan de la Rosa, a Virginia Tech graduate and DACA beneficiary who still lives and works in Blacksburg. "I'm not saying I want this or I want that".

"I would not talk about nations like this, because I believe the people of those countries are made in the image of God and have worth and human dignity", Lankford said. They would likely benefit, as more H-1B visas would be available for USA companies. Trump met this week with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., leader of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, said in a text message after the White House meeting he was "generally" opposed to a two-step process "because history would indicate the second step never happens".

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people".

"Yes because you have heard from [Senate Majority] Leader [Mitch] McConnell and [House] Speaker [Paul] Ryan who said they will put the bill onto the floor if the president agrees to it", said McCarthy.

In polls, Americans by wide majorities favor an extension of the protections provided under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But it wasn't just Democrats objecting.

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It also was unanimously endorsed by the House Judiciary Committee, itself noteworthy considering the wide spectrum of ideologies on a panel that includes Iowa Republican Steve King, one of the staunchest proponents to tightening America's immigration system, and Illinois Democrat Luis Gutierrez, one of biggest advocates of keeping Dreamers and their families in the United States.

"President Trump understands this is the issue that elected him".

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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision to terminate the program on September 5 and said no renewal applications would be accepted after October 5.

The agreement that Durbin and Sen.

Underscoring the pitfalls facing the effort, other Republicans also undercut the significance of the deal the half-dozen senators hoped to sell to Trump. They required anonymity because the agreement is not yet public. He insisted that his long-promised border wall must receive equal priority and is willing to risk shutting down the government if funding for it isn't included by the time government spending authority expires on January 19.

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The initiative also proposes to allot $30 billion for the construction of a controversial wall on the USA 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.

Republican legislators unveil new U.S. immigration Bill