The program protects almost 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought here as children from deportation.
As more answers emerge on the subject of whether President Donald Trump will help make the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) into law, even more uncertainty now surrounds a related subject: Will Trump build the wall?
Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said any deal to protect DACA recipients from being deported should include his proposal to restrict the number of people allowed to immigrate to the US legally. And he repeatedly challenged Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brett Shumate to persuade the government to extend an October 5 deadline for DACA recipients to renew their applications.
Coulter, who was previously a strong supporter of Trump, also went after the president earlier this month.
For Simmons and others, reports that Trump had cut some sort of deal on immigration - one that apparently did not include funding for a border wall - over a cozy White House dinner with House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer raised a red flag.
Over the next 12 hours, Trump and Republican leaders appeared to deny any such deal was in the works. Trump said an agreement on border wall funding "will come later". They won't be able to defend him anymore.
The wall will come later, we're right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new. We're not looking at amnesty. "We're looking at allowing people to stay here", Trump told reporters in Fort Myers, Florida, citing an outcome which would be practically identical to amnesty.
Trump's announcement comes with a six-month delay, giving Congress time to act.
Thursday morning, he expressed sympathy for the immigrants on Twitter: "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?" Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, said Thursday morning.
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The East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, which offers legal services to local immigrants and refugees, is also providing workshops on DACA renewal. But what about American families and American workers.
The survey also found that a majority of voters (54 percent) support legislation that would allow the young undocumented immigrants to stay and grant them citizenship if they met certain conditions, and almost two in 10 voters (19 percent) support letting them stay with legal resident status.
The two Democrats said that a border security package might include new technology, drones, air support, sensor equipment and rebuilding roads along the border to improve U.S. patrols.
That message was sent to the Speaker by both the President, and the White House Chief of Staff.
On Thursday, campaign spokesman Jon Anzur said Barletta's position "has not changed. Plus BIG border security".
Democratic aides said that although there was no final deal, an agreement had been reached.
Peterson said she can see the concern on many students' faces, particularly at Handley High School, and it's frustrating for her not to have answers right now. Schumer's staff replied that whatever Trump's future plans for a wall, he had at least agreed to stand down for this deal.
"We're not interested in not resolving that issue - we want a clear legislative solution so we don't have to be kicking the can down the road", Sanchez said.
There may be something inherently distasteful about using the Dreamers as a bargaining chip for clamping down on border crossings.