On Tuesday, US District Judge in San Francisco William Alsup blocked US President Donald Trump's administration from phasing out DACA, the Obama-era immigration policy that allowed young undocumented individuals who had arrived in the US as children to be given work permits and a renewable two-year period of deferred action for deportation.
The agreement trades some border security enhancements, plus some limits on family migration and the diversity visa lottery, for a path to citizenship for recipients of the now-cancelled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Obama instituted the program to protect young people whose parents brought them into the country as minors when they entered the US without legal permission.
But negotiations over a deal on the DACA program froze last week after Trump derided African nations as "sh-hole countries" and asked why more immigrants couldn't come from Norway during the Thursday's closed-door meeting with lawmakers. The US president tweeted twice in September supporting the program, resulting in a classic Trump versus Trump situation.
Trump also offered a clarification later in Tuesday's meeting - "We do a Phase 1, which is DACA and security, and we do Phase 2, which is comprehensive immigration" - a relieved-looking McCarthy all but leaped from his seat, pointing at Trump like a teacher whose promising student, after several false starts, finally has alighted on the correct answer.
"There are scores of Republicans who have shifted their position to follow the president", said Republican representative Steve King of Iowa.
"I have seen the comments in the press, I have not read one of them that's inaccurate", Durbin told reporters in Chicago, according to USA Today.
A Department of Homeland Security spokesman declined to comment, and representatives for the White House and the Department of Justice could not be reached immediately for comment.
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She says Dreamers were used as political bargaining chips for immigration reform.
In exchange, Trump and Republicans want toughened border protections and tightened restrictions on others trying to migrate to this country.
The reason is because Republicans remember how badly they were burned by Democrats in 1986, after my father signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, aka the Simpson-Mazzoli Act.
"It's kind of like three pillars: DACA cause we all in the room want to do it; border security, so we're not back out here; and chain migration, it's just three items", enumerated McCarthy. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Durbin and Flake - are unknown. California has more than 200,000 Dreamers, more than any other state.
They were explaining how certain immigration programs operate, including one to give safe haven in the USA to people from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil strife.
Trump made the remark after Democratic Sen.
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".
Trump has said that any deal to extend DACA must include plans for a wall on the USA border with Mexico. And it must pass a bill that grants permanent deportation protection to DACA recipients.
Conservatives quickly sounded alarms about a process that would lead to a comprehensive agreement on immigration, a path that has always been anathema to many rank-and-file Republicans.