"But even after Mnuchin, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back on the Democratic demands in the meeting, Trump agreed to the three-month deal that will also head off the possibility of a government shutdown until mid-December". According to Forbes, the economic impact of trashing DACA could reduce U.S. growth by $280 billion.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum called the government's action "indefensible" and said Trump was "playing chicken" by giving Congress six months to improve DACA or cancel it. We're going to keep the pressure on, especially as we go into 2018, and it's no surprise that many Republicans, like yesterday Republican Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) along with Senator Tom Bennett (R-IL) as well, signed onto the Dream Act.
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It maybe a savvy legal maneuver, but it's a cruel blow to people who had no say in coming here yet are embracing the American dream. "Our student body is the ultimate source of our tradition of excellence, as our unique backgrounds, faith traditions, and lived experiences make us a shining example for the rest of the country and the world to follow".
Trump's plan is "cruel, shortsighted, inhumane" and driven by a personal bias against Mexicans and Latinos, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said. "DACA recipients are all of us: teachers, students, business owners, young people thinking about starting families of their own in the only country they know: the United States".
Kasich, the grandson of Czech and Croatian immigrants, observed on CBS: "I wouldn't be in America if it wasn't for immigration".
At Missouri State University in Springfield, President Clif Smart said there are less than 10 DACA students. The legislation, introduced by Representative Carlos Curbelo, the Republican from Florida, provides a path to becoming a lawful permanent resident and eventual citizenship. Remember this time, though, Congress is thrust into either finding a solution for DACA or cementing the deportations of 800,000 people. Former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, used an executive order to enact the program, which he was unable to get through Congress. In both cases, Congress has the power to fix the problem. These individuals are our friends, neighbors, classmates and colleagues, and they contribute to and enrich our society every day.
The AFL-CIO moved from a previously anti-immigrant stance to championing immigrant rights during the early 21st Century, influenced in part by Hotel and Restaurant Emplyees Local 17's successful St. Paul Holiday Inn Express campaign in 2000. They have provided their legal names, addresses and phone numbers. The program also allowed "Dreamers", as these youth are often called, to get valid driver's licenses, attend college and work legally. We believe Virginia is on the right side of the law for this court challenge.
Now let's see if Republicans have what it takes to do it.
Democrats have been successful in persuading illegals, by seemingly offering benefits as they cross the border, that their only hope is through them. Executive orders that have the force and effect of law are entirely unconstitutional.
Mike Coffman is gathering signatures in Congress to bring legislation to the floor, a mechanism designed to circumvent House leaders.
Most people I know, conservative or liberal, are unfamiliar with the details of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals.
"Let me be clear: Our immigrant brothers and sisters are here to stay. This step by the Trump Administration will create additional jobs for American families", said Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., in a press release on his website. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings.