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Donald Trump says dreamers scheme to assist immigrants is 'most likely lifeless'

Donald Trump says dreamers scheme to assist immigrants is 'most likely lifeless'

What are the odds of a government shutdown?

Congress' Russia investigations are marching on as two former Trump officials are expected to appear before the House Intelligence Committee this week despite Republican pressure to wind down their probes. We don't shut down the government.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", White House spokesman Raj Shah said. "They've been very clear on this".

The debate over immigration policy became increasingly acrimonious after it was reported on Thursday that the Republican president used the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries in a private meeting with lawmakers.

Democrats would get full-scale protection and an eventual path to legality for the 800,000 dreamers, along with a permanent reprieve for Salvadorans, Haitians and others who were given "temporary" protection from natural or man-made disasters in their home countries - protection that was extended by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama for as long as 15 years. The federal budget has to pass by Friday or else there's a chance of a government shutdown. She added that Democrats will have to work around Trump, and expressed hope that Democrats will "succeed in spite of him, not because of him" in negotiating a deal on DACA.

And, there is no dispute - not from Trump, his White House, his defenders or his detractors - over the sentiment Trump was trying to get across in the immigration meeting last Thursday. Deals can't get made when there is no trust! However President Trump's tweet on Sunday morning has left DACA recipients anxiously waiting in limbo for the answer to their futures.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that any deal to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protected Dreamers "is probably dead because Democrats really don't want it".

Sen. Cotton described the plan as "unacceptable" because it doesn't devote sufficient resources to border security, and fails to "end chain migration" and the diversity visa lottery. It allowed Dreamers to live and work in the USA legally for two years without fear of arrest and deportation; after two years, their status can be renewed.

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It was that proposed amnesty that sparked the big controversy out of last week's meeting. Other lawmakers in the meeting dispute that account, as does the president.

Jeff Flake, a Republican who said he heard it directly from attendees of the meeting although he was not there in person. Democrats have been demanding protections for DACA recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall.

Sen. Michael Bennet defended the agreement as a "principled compromise" on NBC's "Meet the Press" and said, "I hope people will explore it".

Mr. Durbin repeated his claims about 's comments and said the should release any tapes of the conversation. Whether you think him a racist or not, is grandstanding on applying this term to the President worth killing a deal for the Dreamers?

Even before the meeting last week, Democrats were under intense pressure to refuse to negotiate with.

For the life of me, I do not understand leaders of the Democratic Party.

"I mean, first of all, we have a bipartisan recommendation, a bipartisan legislation, that's been worked on, worked out, after they sat down last week with the President", he said.

That symbolic spanking effort is likely to fail in the Republican-controlled House - and it may be further poisoning the chances for striking a deal. "We have people pouring in".


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