6 senators say they've reached immigration deal

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"It is my duty to protect the lives and safety of all Americans", he said in a late-night tweet. The issue of legalizing the dreamers is also part of a budget bill that could cause a government shutdown if it is not passed or if Trump offers up a veto. Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program previous year but has given Congress until March 5 to find a way to keep it alive.

Trump continues to demand funding for building a border wall, though what exactly that means is open to interpretation and varies day-to-day.

Underscoring the hurdles facing the effort, other Republicans undercut the significance of the deal the half-dozen senators hoped to sell to Trump.

The NAACP is accusing Trump of "lowbrow, callous and unfiltered racism".

The introduction comes after a nationally televised meeting with Trump and members of Congress on the future of immigration Tuesday.

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said Trump's comments were "unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values".

At a White House meeting two days ago with a large group of lawmakers, Trump said he would accept whatever legislation Congress presents him.

The lawmakers were describing how certain immigration programs operate, including one to give safe haven in the United States to people from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil strife. These are people who came here, a lot of them illegally, but were given a protective status because of events in their country like earthquakes.

The comments left lawmakers taken aback, according to people familiar with their reactions.

When Republican senators visited President Donald Trump last week at the White House, they posed a significant question: Why is no one from the administration in charge of immigration negotiations?

Also under consideration, according to congressional aides, is a plan to restructure the "diversity" immigrant visa program so that it no longer operates via a lottery system.

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6 senators say they've reached immigration deal

Trump's comments came during an Oval Office meeting where he questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s--hole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. "Made up by Dems", Trump wrote. Richard Durbin told Trump that under the proposal, a lottery for visas would be ended. "You've got a mountain and rivers, you got a violent river", Mr. Trump said, adding that he would "like to build [it] under budget, ahead of schedule".

But Alsup ruled that while the lawsuit is pending, anyone who had DACA status when the program was rescinded September 5 can renew it, officials said.

One of them, Elizabeth Perez, said she did not consider Tuesday's ruling as a complete breakthrough for the DACA community.

A group of bipartisan senators has reached a deal on legislation to protect younger immigrants brought to the country illegally, a spokesman for Sen. But anti-immigrant anti-compromise Republicans could - if there was a deal that could bring in Democratic support - lose the power they have.

The significance of their agreement was initially unclear. Trump a year ago ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country. But there's also talk from Republicans, including the president, of attaching conditions to any deal - like expanding the border wall with Mexico. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen.

But Sen. Dick Durbin, the only Democrat in the room, disputed the president's account. The group was on track to address 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 agreed to.

The White House has said it will fight to get the ruling overturned.

On Thursday an Arizona senator announced a bipartisan deal was reached by some senators.

"It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and nearly always wins before being reversed by higher courts", the Republican president wrote on Twitter. "It's a bipartisan proposal which we've worked on for four months in the Senate, and I don't know what happens next".

"Tonight's order doesn't change the Department of Justice's position on the facts: DACA was implemented unilaterally after Congress declined to extend these benefits to this same group of illegal aliens. Except perhaps to delay?"

On Wednesday morning, the White House e-mailed out a "correction" to the transcript that restored the missing words, though they still did not appear in the transcript posted on the official White House news page. It just needs a majority in the House and Senate.

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