Trump, Republicans Confident They'll Win PR Battle If DACA Fails

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His administration has asked the Supreme Court to take the unusual step of overturning the first injunction, issued by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, now instead of letting it go through the normal appeals process.

"To begin the debate as the Republican leader suggests would be getting off on the wrong foot", Schumer said. The Trump administration announced on September 5 that it would wind down the program, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling Obama's executive action creating DACA an "unconstitutional exercise of authority".

Democrats and Republicans have vowed to work together on a new immigration bill that would address President Trump's campaign promise for more border security as well as the fate of Daca recipients.

TPM: "The papers of many people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will expire on March 5, and the short-term budget blows past that deadline, funding the government until March 23 and raising the debt ceiling until mid-2019. We simply have to correct the loopholes in current law that allow risky criminals to enter and remain at large in our country".

Last month, Trump introduced a proposal that would put all 1.8 million young immigrants in question on a pathway to citizenship, in exchange for stiff cutbacks on overall immigration and funding for a massive wall on the USA border with Mexico.

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Schumer expressed opposition to Trump's sweeping approach, pushing for a more narrow focus. "That should be the focus of all our energies", Schumer said.

"I think the broader concern other than the long wait is that this is going to be done at the stake of their parents, saying 'okay we'll provide some legislative fix for Dreamers but we're going to deport everyone else, '" said Cortes of the proposal to limit family migration. Republicans have a slim majority and any measure will need around a dozen Democratic votes to succeed. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been absent in recent weeks battling cancer.

WHAT IT MEANS: McConnell is offering unlimited amendments in the Senate, which means there will likely be votes on everything from a pathway to citizenship to dramatic cuts to legal immigration.

"The president's framework is not an opening bid in negotiation. It is a best and final offer", said Sen. Apart from Grassley, the Bill has been co-sponsored by Senators John Cornyn, Thom Tillis, David Perdue, James Lankford, Tom Cotton and Joni Ernst. He's also seeking $25 billion for security, including his proposed border wall, and would limit the relatives legal immigrants can bring to the U.S. "And this is the only country we want to make great".

"We don't want them in and right now we're working on DACA, we're working on immigration bills and we're making them tough", Trump said.