Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Trump doubles down on vow to build Mexico border wall

Trump doubles down on vow to build Mexico border wall

Trump said yesterday he's close to a deal with Congress that would protect young undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, according to USA Today.

DACA recipients whose status expires on or before March 5, 2018 were strongly urged by the chancellor to complete and submit a DACA renewal application as soon as possible to ensure that it is received by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) no later than October 5, 2017. In the first such tweet from his @realDonaldTrump account, the president wrote, "No deal was made last night on DACA".

"We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides", the statement read.

Still, the border wall could become a sticking point, along with a path to citizenship.

"No one will be harmed by extending this deadline", Garaufis said, "especially the 800,000 people who are sweating about whether someone is going to come knocking on their door and send them back to a country that they don't even know and where they don't speak the language". There's no reason this opportunity should not extend to young immigrants brought here as children who know no other home.

DACA, border security and tax reform were among the issues Congresswoman Martha McSally was able to discuss when she met with President Trump as part of a small, bipartisan group of Congress members who met with the President Wednesday.

DACA was enacted in 2012 by President Obama.

"I'm excited, with this pressure, slowly but surely he's moving towards us", said Ruiz Lira. I think that's what people think of as amnesty. In July, I introduced the most recent version of the Dream Act with my friend Lindsey Graham, Republican of SC.

For others, getting rid of the temporary deferment was about law and order, a move meant to fortify American borders and enforce existing laws by forcing Congress to fish or cut bait on revisiting the rules of those who call the US home.

Jayapal said, "There are a lot of AAPI dreamers who have not stepped up and applied for DACA status..." I think he has consistently over a period of time expressed his desire to do something with them differently than perhaps what some people perceived.

The email was good overall, because he did mention that if DACA were to not be passed again, that they would try to defend the undocumented population on campus, said Mariela Jasso, vice president of the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS).

Steve King, a Republican congressman, said: "The Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond fix".

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