WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out in a Thursday meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the United States should accept citizens from what he called "shithole" countries.
Trump scored good reviews, hence the remark about the White House "studio" on Wednesday.
"The point is that we need a total reform of our immigration system, and it should not be tied to the current debate over DACA and the 'Dreamers, '" he added. "I don't get that", said No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas.
Alsup said in his ruling the federal government did not have to process new applications from people who had never before received protection under the program.
Other lawmakers on the issue pumped the brakes on the idea that it represented a breakthrough.
A bipartisan group of Republican and Democratic senators working to find a compromise to coincide with a looming spending bill vote on January 19, announced Thursday they had reached a tentative agreement on an immigration bill that addresses several issues, including border security and allowing young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children, known as "Dreamers", to permanently legalize their status.
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The meeting delivered a significant setback to the bipartisan working group, which first announced the deal earlier on Thursday afternoon. "The next step is taking it to the White House".
One attendee, No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin of IL, said, "The sense of urgency, the commitment to DACA, the fact that the president said to me privately as well as publicly, 'I want to get this done, ' I'm going to take him as his word".
"[When she was campaigning], she was in favor of Border Patrols - but she was not in favor of any other form of immigration enforcement", he recalls.
The Flake-Durbin-Graham group had also been discussing border security and other issues such as preferential treatment for family members of immigrants already in the U.S. Details were not immediately available on what the bargainers had signed off on.
The significance of their agreement was initially unclear.
The prevailing view of congressional conservatives is that they must meet Trumps' demands, even if an eventual deal could cost the president part of his base.
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GOP leaders questioned whether the plan would ever get the full support of Congress.
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Democratic votes are needed to advance such legislation, but top Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY won't agree to a budget deal unless DACA is dealt with first.
Any bipartisan agreement among bargainers would still face hurdles.
He has voiced his supporter of "Dreamers" continuously, but also followed suit of Republican party members and said a clean DREAM act will not be agreed upon until Democrats finalize an $18 billion border-wall budget.
The agreement among senators came as more than 100 corporate CEOs urged Congress to "act immediately and pass a permanent bipartisan legislative solution to enable Dreamers who are now living, working, and contributing to our communities to continue doing so". Dick Durbin, who was at the White House meeting, said Friday that the president "said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly". Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California was dismissive as well.
"There's a long way to go", Short told reporters, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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