Immigrant Activists and States Vow to Fight Trump on Termination of DACA

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Pelosi, top White House official open on border security

Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi had dinner with President Donald Trump Wednesday night at the White House.

Pelosi at her weekly press conference Thursday clarified Democrats had not reached agreement with Trump on a proposal.

DACA has been widely discussed because of Trump's tough immigration positions and the implication that continuing or ending DACA will have on hundreds of thousands of American workers.

Trump later that morning told reporters that he is "fairly close" to brokering a deal that would protect DACA beneficiaries as well as beef up border security.

A core tenet of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign was his promise to build a wall on the nation's southern border to curb illegal immigration.

"I really do think it's setting the scene for what is ahead", he said.

Building a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border defined Mr. Trump's campaign. Started in 2012, DACA awarded a renewable, two-year work permit and a reprieve from deportation proceedings to undocumented immigrants who came to the country before they were 16 years old and were 30 or younger as of June 2012.

Still, Trump's administration has questioned the constitutionality of DACA.

Iowa congressman and racist imbecile Steve King, possibly through sobs so heavy they briefly threatened to overpower him, mournfully declared the president's credibility to be in shambles and his base "blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond fix".

"Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?"

The bombshell developments, which were first announced by Schumer and Pelosi and reiterated by Trump himself Thursday morning, were met with immediate outrage from conservatives and put pressure on the President's Republican allies in Congress.

He said two weeks ago that he plans to end the program with a six-month trigger allowing Congress time to act.

Trump said his administration is "working with everybody" to achieve that.

The UC System is standing with DACA recipients and announced its decision to sue the Trump Administration because the decision to end the program "threatens the future of many of our nation's brightest minds, including thousands who now attend or have graduated from the University of California".

Democrat Sherrod Brown criticized the president's decision to end the program and said he supports the DREAM Act. "The president is 100 committed to the wall", Mrs. Sanders said on Fox News.

In the Morning Consult/POLITICO poll of 1,976 registered voters, a plurality of Americans (45 percent) said legislation regarding the young undocumented immigrants should be passed on its own, while a third of voters said it should be passed as part of a larger package that addresses immigration issues such as border security, and 22 percent said they didn't know or had no opinion.

"Mostly it's emotional support", Middlehof said, "because of the uncertainty".

Before September 2017, nearly 800,000 were said to be enrolled in the scheme after having arrived illegally in the United States when they were children - some with parents who had legal work visas but who had failed to obtain them for their children, others with families who had been unsuccessful in seeking asylum.

A Perdue spokeswoman said any DACA deal should include a proposal he is co-sponsoring with Arkansas Republican Sen. I voted 4 Trump knowing he wasn't a Conservative & knowing he had no core.

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