Immigrants are just like all other Americans: hard to categorize

Pauline Gross
September 16, 2017

Political analysts believe that President Donald Trump has taken aim at rescinding DACA in an effort to keep in line with his campaign promise of a tough stance on immigration.

Now, as confusion reigns over Trump's true intentions for dealing with 800,000 people affected by a now-canceled Obama-era order that allowed them to live and work in the United States, one senior Republican lawmaker wants the White House to come clean.

Kathy Roche, one of the protest participants, held a sign expressing her desire to see the new Dream Act that's now before Congress passed, but she's anxious.

For much of Wednesday, there was confusion over just what the President, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi agreed to in their dinner at the White House on Wednesday evening.

It's his thing. He says he's made deals all his working life, making himself billions of dollars in the process (although hundreds of millions is more likely).

A USA judge on Thursday repeatedly pressed the Trump administration to extend an October deadline for some immigrants to reapply for a program that shielded children brought to the United States illegally by their parents from deportation.

King tweeted that Trump would blow up his base of conservative support and have no credibility, if the president takes what King considers a soft stance on immigration. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. But in a series of tweets Thursday, Trump insisted that no deal had been struck, and said the plan would be subject to a vote and would be contingent on "massive" border security.

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Asked if he viewed the president as focusing on legalization over enforcement, Barletta said no: "I have no idea what happened in that room last night, so I'm not going to even speculate".

"We are happy to have discussions with anybody who wants to talk about what we need to do with DACA, but I would say DACA is at the end of that list, not at the beginning", said Mr. Goodlatte in an interview. They put out yet another statement: "President Trump's tweets are not inconsistent with the agreement reached last night".

"The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built", Trump said, referring to the proposed barrier along the US-Mexico border.

Failure of repeal will invite thousands more illegal aliens to violate our borders, knowing that they, too, will obtain amnesty and unfairly snubs immigrants who wait years and spend thousands to attain legal citizenship.

Officials said that as early as March, about 800,000 young immigrants who are protected by the program would become eligible for deportation.

The White House, however, pushed back on the account of the agreement provided by the Democratic leaders. Wong points out that this category of immigrants also exists in Canada, where the immigration process is just as lengthy and hard.

"This is about young people who grew up in America - kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag", Obama said.

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