Trump opens curtain on negotiations over spending bill, immigration
- Author: Tracy Klein Jan 11, 2018,
Jan 11, 2018, 0:43
Trump met with lawmakers at the White House on Tuesday, offering support for an immigration package that would legalize young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children, known as Dreamers.
It would not offer the young illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
In a post on Twitter this morning, Trump wrote, "It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9 Circuit and nearly always wins before being reversed by higher courts".
"Drugs are pouring into our country at a record pace, a lot of people are coming in that we can't have", Trump said.
The White House on Wednesday criticized a federal judge's decision to temporarily block President Donald Trump's ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, calling the move "outrageous" especially considering the ongoing bipartisan negotiations.
"Lives are hanging in the balance, and we are getting the job done". "The wall is going to happen, or we're not going to have DACA". "It won't be the first time you've upped the ante, keep upping the ante", he said.
When Sen. Mazie Horono, D-HI, challenged Trump for supporting a border wall that would cost $18 billion, Trump countered, "We can do it for less".
Kelly often discussed being open to meeting with Democrats as much as Republicans, and spoke of sympathy toward the DACA population.
"I think it's a mistake to think of the border wall as a standalone", Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said Monday.
Dononue says "these hard-working individuals contribute their talents to our economy in integral ways, and we will lose them if Congress doesn't act soon to resolve this problem", Donohue said.
President Trump's top campaign selling point was his claim to be a master dealmaker - the author of "The Art of the Deal" who would be a far superior negotiator than any of his predecessors.
President Donald Trump says the US court system is - in his words - "broken and unfair".
With 11 days to go before a threatened government shut down, Republicans involved in negotiations on a spending deal are becoming increasingly pessimistic that an agreement can be reached.
Since so many Americans agree on their contributions to the country, fixing the program that protects them "should be easy", he said, but instead "these young people find themselves stuck in the middle of a much broader debate about border walls, national security and the inner workings of our visa system".
Lawmakers also consider him a more rational negotiating partner than White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, who has ruled on Trump immigration policy.
"To throw down a list from the hard, hard-line wing of the White House is not a very fortuitous or smart thing to do", he added.