"We're calling on communities to know their rights, organize here in San Antonio, and be ready for whatever the courts may say and to continue calling on Congress", he said. Although there is video footage from the meeting available to everyone on the internet, this would not be the first time that the White House completely ignored video proof to excuse one of Trump's gaffes. "Now I'm more convinced that the courts will find that what Donald Trump and his administration did was not legal".
According to The Washington Post, U.S. District Judge William Alsup blocked the Trump administration's plan to phase out DACA protections in a January 9 ruling, meaning the safeguards against deportation for the nearly 690,000 people protected by the program must stay in place as a legal challenge to ending DACA moves forward. Trump told senators in the Oval Office, according to a source briefed on the meeting.
"They can't go back and renew today", said Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.
"Any solution has to include the wall, because without the wall, it all doesn't work", Trump said.
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"I want to get a merit-based immigration system to make sure we can succeed in the 21st century, and I'm willing to be more than fair to the 11 million".
Democrats still want to force action in Congress on a DACA plan by January 19, when a government funding plan runs out. We're going to do DACA, and then we can start immediately on the phase two, which would be comprehensive, ' the president said.
"The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards". Congress produces the bills, and the president decides whether to sign them.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said the gang of six's work is not enough to get a vote, and said that any path forward will have to come from talks among a broader group of lawmakers including Republican leadership.
Trump scored good reviews, hence the remark about the White House "studio" on Wednesday. "The Dems will threaten "shutdown", but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most".