Lindsey Graham hits White House, says immigration fight a 's-show'

Lindsey Graham hits White House, says immigration fight a 's-show'

"Mr. President close the deal", said Sen.

She has a message for the president and those who don't support DACA. But she says she doesn't "dispute the president was using tough language".

On Capitol Hill, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath Tuesday that she "did not hear" Trump use the vulgarity to describe African countries.

There is internal debate in the West Wing over whether Trump said "shithole" or "shithouse". They have not publicly sought "amnesty for all" as characterized by Trump. There appears to be little difference in meaning between the two words.

"Republicans control the House, they control the Senate, and they control the presidency", Leahy said.

A small, bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement last week that would provide a legislative fix for Dreamers - whose name refers to the never-passed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act - while tackling other immigration issues. And the White House director of legislative affairs, Marc Short, told reporters there was "no artificial timeline" for a deal on so-called Dreamers and that it would be "herculean" to get it done by this week. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military", Trump tweeted.

The Trump Administration and congressional Democrats and Republicans continue to discuss legislative relief for DACA beneficiaries, though the outcome of these talks is uncertain.

"It was a partial victory for something that we really didn't expect, however, our eyes are set in a permanent solution, in a real victory-not just for us, but for our parents", Labrado said.

The administration said at the time it did not have the authority to administer the program and it was up to Congress to make it law.

Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children.

"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", his post on Twitter read.

A confidant of Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks.

Trump and some Republicans have said the senators' agreement is insufficient.

"Honestly, I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal", the President tweeted on Monday.

"I would hope they would not agree to any bad deals on immigration, taking really bad stuff that has nothing to do with helping our borders in order to get a DACA deal", he said. Trump wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". Democrats have been demanding protections for DACA recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall.

About 800,000 young people who came to the USA illegally as children have been allowed to live, work and go to school legally in the US under the DACA program, and to serve in the military.

"I am not for, at this point in time, dealing with either family reunification or diversity", Hoyer said.

Hoyer added, "we're not going to be held hostage to do things that we think are contrary to the best interests of the American people because we will "do the right thing" and they don't care, which they have clearly demonstrated that they think shutting down the government is an appropriate policy".

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