Recently, however, he has positioned himself as cheerleader-in-chief for Dreamers, as in this September 14 tweet: "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?" Durbin said that in exchange, people from African countries that have benefited from that lottery would be given other access to visas. When they got to Haiti, we're told by Democrats he responded, why would we want so many people from Haiti here? Their future is the subject of a lot of debate in Washington, as NPR's Joel Rose reports.
A group of three Republicans and three Democrats offered a tentative deal Thursday, but it's unclear that Trump and House Republicans will go along.
Some lawmakers on Thursday said they had reached the parameters of a deal, but Trump and some conservative Republicans rejected the proposal.
GOP congressional leaders proposed new legislation to overhaul the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and reform the nation's immigration system. "The President invited us to - at his little get-together in the Cabinet room - to come up with proposals, and we did".
On Wednesday, several House Republicans released their own, likely tougher immigration bill.
Government funding expires on January 19, and Democrats say they will support legislation to keep the government operating only if the legislation includes plans to protect "dreamers".
"There is a reason why the President has said that is not acceptable to him and sent everybody back to the same drawing board that Kevin McCarthy drew up on Tuesday", Cotton said after the meeting. But as the president was being presented this deal, we're told by Democrats, he asked what countries are involved in this specifically. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).
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The U.S. Catholic bishops "are encouraged by the consensus" that emerged from a White House meeting that a legislative solution for DACA is "urgently needed", said the chairman of the bishops' Committee on Migration. Just 35% of Americans want Republicans to control the House, while 52% want Democrats to flip the chamber.
These Tampa Bay women say they will continue taking action for the more than 33,000 Dreamers in Florida - until a solution is made.
"We're going to have - more than a signal - we're going to have a very clear message this is something he'd support, that he'd sign", Cornyn said.
LOU BARLETTA: We need to make sure that we're not going to have another 800,000 or million people coming into the country.
Six senators working on immigration issues "have an agreement in principle".
The President hopes to advance towards legislation that ensures border security, ends chain migration, does away with the visa lottery programme and tackles the DACA issue in a responsible manner, she added.
Dick Durbin of IL, the Senate' s No. 2 Democrat, explained that as part of that deal, a lottery for visas that has benefited people from Africa and other nations would be ended, the sources said, though there could be another way for them to apply.