Trump blasts Democrats over immigration as feds resume DACA renewals

Cheryl Sanders
January 18, 2018

House Republicans are preparing for another short-term funding bill that would keep the government funded into next month and prevent a government shutdown this week. Government funding expires midnight Friday without a deal in place, and some government functions will begin to go dark.

As for the unfinished DACA deal, Nielsen said her staffers had still been working with Senators to try and bridge the gap on a possible deal, as one veteran Republican urged all sides to compromise.

Mills cautioned, "This is likely to be a week of brinkmanship and the potential of a government shutdown is elevated". Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and United States would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime. It is part of discussions between the White House and Congress over new funding for the government to avert a partial government shutdown when US agencies run out of money at midnight Friday.

The slim Republican margin of control in the U.S. Senate means Trump's party will need some Democratic support to resolve the government funding stand-off.

CASA, the nation's largest advocacy group for Latino immigrants, said Sunday that its legal department will begin making appointments and processing paperwork for the federal program that provides temporary protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants brought to the children.

Trump, at an unusual televised meeting with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers last week, told them he would sign whatever immigration legislation they could agree on, but then rebuffed the first compromise offered him by the six senators, with more conservative Republican lawmakers calling for tougher immigration restrictions. Divisions between Republicans and Democrats deepened amid an uproar over Trump's reported use of the word "shithole" when speaking about African countries last week. Trump has denied using that word. "It's time to lead and support the bipartisan deal". Durbin intends to introduce it as legislation on Wednesday, spokesman Ben Marter said. But it was not yet clear whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would schedule it for a floor debate and vote.

President Donald Trump said Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the USA illegally as children is "probably dead", casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on a government funding deal that Democrats have tied to immigration.

"The Democrats want to shut down the Government over Amnesty for all and Border Security. The biggest loser will be our rapidly rebuilding Military, at a time we need it more than ever", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Cotton and Perdue had previously issued a joint statement saying that they did "not recall the President saying these comments specifically". Dick Durbin and Republican Sen.

Former Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" that the President, rather than lawmakers, has held up progress. They have the White House. "We have a lot of sticking points, but they are all Democrat sticking points". Lindsey Graham (R-SC), as Graham blamed aides at the White House "who have an irrational view on immigration" for the current impasse.

With a federal court order from last week temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the immigration agency in charge of that effort announced that it would again accept applications to renew DACA requests, as President Trump chided Democrats on Sunday over the political impasse on the issue.

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