Can Trump produce immigration reform?

16 September, 2017, 22:17 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Congress has passed half as many pages of new legislation to date compared to 2009

But Trump said Thursday "no deal" was made during a dinner meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program initiated by the previous administration with executive authority to protect Dreamers from deportation.

It's far too early to declare a successful compromise between a Republican president and the minority Democrats in Congress, but this could be the beginning of the long-needed discussion on comprehensive immigration reform.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said the morning after Trump's dinner with Democrats that there was "no deal", pointedly adding, "I think the president understands he has to work with the congressional majorities to get any kind of legislative solution".

Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) agreed to quickly push through legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation during a September 13 meeting, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

"I think that it is for the President to make the final determination in that negotiation", Short said. "We will build a wall (not a fence) along the Southern border of the United States of America to help stop illegal immigration and keep America safe". His full interview with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi can be heard Saturday at 12 p.m. ET, Sunday at 1 a.m. ET and Sunday at 5 p.m. ET. Trump said an agreement to allow the young immigrants to stay in the country would have to include "massive border security".

Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, said any legislation to protect "Dreamers" would be paired with measures to strengthen border security, which he called the "the root cause" of problems from widespread opioid addiction to violent gangs such as MS-13.

If person A becomes a USA citizen, he or she can sponsor additional family members, including married children, parents and siblings.

As DREAMers wait to see what President Trump does, Congress has the ball.

DACA recipients are protected from deportation, but they don't now have a path to permanent residency.

Trump was quick to respond to their statement, as he tweeted September 14, "No deal was made last night on DACA".

It was Trump's campaign promise to crack down on illegal immigration, end DACA, and reduce legal immigration.

"While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to", Sanders wrote, referencing Trump's campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S. - Mexico border.

As Pelosi attempted to respond that the deal would result in more Democratic support for other items on the White House, she was interrupted by her colleagues, all of whom were male, who began talking over her and one another, according to the report.

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