Congressional leaders see path to immigration reform, reject reports of 'mutiny'

Congressional leaders see path to immigration reform, reject reports of 'mutiny'

Dick Durbin and South Carolina Republican Sen.

The proposal presented by the bipartisan Gang of Six was a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the USA as children - beyond just those who were enrolled in DACA when it ended, according to lawmakers and sources familiar with the meeting.

To the editor: It's hard to believe the president is so cruel and heartless as to hold 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients (also known as Dreamers) hostage for his border wall. At one point, Hoyer challenged the president on the plan for full "comprehensive" immigration reform.

The Associated Press on Saturday obtained details of the deal that includes $1.6 billion for structures including a wall for border security.

Tuesday was a very odd day for the ongoing negotiations and uncertainty regarding the DACA program and the DREAMers, young people brought here illegally by their parents who have known this as their home.

The introduction comes after a nationally televised meeting with Trump and members of Congress on the future of immigration Tuesday. Its proponents - led by Sens.

"I remember when they announced DACA, I felt like I had a objective", Azua said.

The Republican president sought to walk back comments he reportedly made to senators on Thursday at a White House meeting, saying, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

Democrats have set Jan.19, the day that government funding runs out as their self-imposed deadline to pass an immigration bill.

The negotiations began in earnest at the end of December, months after Trump first announced in September 2017 that DACA would be ending and gave Congress until March 5 of this year to come up with a replacement.

"Where are they going to be able to live?" Parents would qualify for three-year work permits, which could be renewed repeatedly. -Mexican border and other changes to immigration law that are opposed by most congressional Democrats. The visa program would entirely prioritize skills of people entering the country. I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level. Documents did not define what those terms mean.

The agency added that no new DACA applications will be accepted from immigrants who had not previously been protected under the program.

"I am honored to represent a diverse tapestry of immigrant communities - from El Salvador to Ethiopia, my constituents came from all over the world to pursue the American dream", the Aurora Republican said in a statement.