Pelosi, White House official say they're open to compromise on border security

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

"It is now up to Congress to come up with a long-term solution to a broken immigration system that protects human rights and enables immigrant families to live and thrive in the US", she said.

Undocumented immigrants also don't commit more crimes, per capita, than those born in the United States.

King said he does not believe Trump has changed his mind on the wall, but acknowledged Trump had "telegraphed a diminishment of the resolve" he had during the campaign.

Rep. Steve King speaks in Des Moines Iowa on Jan. 23 2014
Rep. Steve King speaks in Des Moines Iowa on Jan. 23 2014

"While the impact of the President's action may not be as big statistically in ME as it is in California, the threat to Maine's economy is real and the threat of sending hundreds of young people back to war torn countries they never knew is a threat to justice itself", said Mills, a Democrat who is running for governor in 2018. I can go wherever I want whenever I want to, but not them. "I think I can speak for most dreamers - we need to see something more concrete".

He'd campaigned on that promise to build a wall and to end an Obama-era program that protected people who were brought to the USA illegally as children.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a similar lawsuit, as did University of California President Janet Napolitano.


But the Trump administration's debate over what the wall and amnesty continued after Trump touched down in Florida, with the President telling reporters that while he is not looking at "citizenship" or "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants, he is "looking at allowing people to stay here". That means, however, that she'll have to leave the United States to attend an interview in El Salvador.

"As this president has abandoned DACA recipients, as people of faith we are calling on Congress, the administration and the broader public to pass the Dream Act", the Rev. Reuben Eckles, a pastor with Church World Service, told NBC News at Wednesday's gathering.

Aliens also used their qualification under the DACA program to force states to issue them driver's licenses.


In addition to Trump, Acting Homeland Security Department Secretary Elaine Duke is named as a defendant. Short's comments echo House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who similarly said last week that he wouldn't demand border wall funding be tied to DACA legislation.

With this same goal in mind, more than 1,500 students around New Mexico - from Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Anthony - participated in a statewide student walkout for immigrant justice to decry DACA's rescission. DACA recipients suffer under the stresses of not knowing their legal homes.

KELLY: Tell us about some of these people you've been talking to and what they're telling you. "But a couple weeks ago when the decision was made, I said, look, it would be really important what the president laid out what he would sign and what he wouldn't to create a sort of guidance for a legislative fix", he said. For this small town and others like it in the USA, immigrants are keeping shops open and breathing fresh life into main streets. DACA recipients pay taxes, even toward benefits for which they themselves are not eligible.


Lawyers from the Justice Department and Make The Road will reconvene September 26 to present arguments and decide on the status of the reapplication deadlines, which the plaintiffs said they would challenge in court if the government does not extend them. Coming to the US was the only way they would stay healthy, so his parents successfully applied to study there.

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