Pressure mounts on Trump to keep migrant amnesty

Claudine Rigal
Septembre 2, 2017

In an interview with Wisconsin talk radio WCLO on Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says that he opposes the Trump administration ending DACA and that it is up to Congress to find a legislative fix to the question of what to do with the children brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

DACA recipient Monica Acosta had a message for Trump, "You have picked the wrong people to mess with" she said to cheers during Friday's rally.

Some in Congress have suggested a deal could be reached for the permit system to remain in place if lawmakers agree to release funding for the wall, or as part of broader immigration reform.

"I do not favor punishing children for the actions of their parents", Scott said.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has just announced that the White House will announce President Trump's decision on keeping or killing DACA on Tuesday.

"We are working on the best decision possible and will announce it Tuesday, " said Sanders. Making the economic case for keeping DACA - the nearly 800,00 Dreamers pay taxes and go to school, or are in the workforce - the letter concludes, "Dreamers are vital to the future of our companies and our economy".

Asked what he would say to young immigrants who are awaiting his move, scared about their fate, Mr Trump replied: "I think the dreamers are terrific". The White House said this week that it was still reviewing the program adopted when Barack Obama was in office. Sessions would be responsible for defending DACA if there was a lawsuit. Coffman along with several other Republicans believe DACA is unconstitutional, but Coffman said his bill would take care of that legality obstacle. Refugees who have been waiting in camps, sometimes for decades, are forced to wait even longer.

For her service to the immigrant community, Villalobos received an Oklahoma Human Rights Award last year.

"So I really do believe that there needs to be a legislative solution". "I know he's in a position of power and I know that I would have to be able to persuade him, but why do I have to persuade him on my humanity".

Slatery was one of nine state attorneys general who signed a June letter, threatening to sue the Department of Justice if the Trump administration fails to begin a phase out of the DACA program by Sept. 5.

Executives from Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants joined more than 100 law professors who were asking Trump to keep the DACA program.

"These young people have been fighting all their lives to be recognized as the Americans that they are". The reason they are doing that is that these individuals, in the view of the people who run those cities, re-activate the economies in those cities. DACA has allowed students to flourish in our academic environment under its protections.

KELLY: OK. So political questions here, legal questions of course - what about for the young people who will actually, practically be impacted - who are relying on DACA to protect them legally? Cabrera, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Central in Oklahoma City, did not sign the EIT letter.

She added the decision is "weighing on" Trump. If DACA were to end, it wouldn't necessarily mean an immediate knock at the door from immigration officials, but that is certainly the very real threat. No matter how broad the scope of government discretion, racial animus can jeopardize an exercise of that discretion. To qualify for the protection, Dreamers have to show, among other requirements, that they arrived in the United States before they turned 16 and have not committed serious crimes. Immigration advocates estimate that under this scenario, each day 1,400 residents would lose their DACA status, their work permits, their jobs, and potentially be vulnerable to deportation.

The solution was the Dream Act, which offers them a path to citizenship.

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