Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Trump Warns Of 'Last Chance' To Pass Immigration Deal

Trump Warns Of 'Last Chance' To Pass Immigration Deal

The nationwide injunction from US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis - which comes amid debate in Congress over immigration and the future of DACA - covers the same ground as a January 9 injunction issued by a federal judge in California. The biggest difference between then and now is that the Democrats have forfeited their best leverage to force Republicans to deal.

The Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of beginning the debate yesterday. Congress hasn't passed a major immigration reform in three decades.

A portion of those DREAMers have been protected from deportation under an Obama-era program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Average age of DREAMers when they first entered the U.S. Trump's decision to end DACA appears instead to be "arbitrary and capricious" and "an abuse of discretion", the judge wrote.


McConnell and other GOP supporters describe the measure as the Senate's best shot of passing a bill that the president will sign, but many Democrats consider some of the proposals, including limiting the relatives that legal immigrants can bring to the USA, to be non-starters.

As of right now, around March 5 there are many students whose DACA will expire and will not be renewable.

In one area, this new GOP DACA bill runs directly against Mr. Trump's 2019 budget issued on Monday, which sought to eliminate the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program - that popular program funnels money to states to deal with the cost of holding illegal immigrants in prison.

USA lawmakers are now sparring over the hot-button issue. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, proposed immigration legislation Sunday that would grant 1.8 million Dreamers a path to citizenship in return for a $25 billion border wall trust fund and changes to the legal immigration system. "That should be the focus of all our energies", Schumer said. He also wants to curb legal immigration, restricting the relatives that legal immigrants could sponsor for citizenship and ending a lottery that distributes visas to people from diverse places like Africa.


"In addition to Trump's, a bipartisan group of senators believes it is close to clinching an immigration plan that has significant support in both parties". John McCain, R-Ariz., has been absent in recent weeks battling cancer.

"The president's framework is not an opening bid in negotiations". Many Democrats consider some of the proposals, including limiting the relatives that legal immigrants can bring to the USA, to be non-starters. We want them out.

After Mr Alsup's decision last month, Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley said the administration had "acted within its lawful authority in deciding to wind down DACA in an orderly manner".


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