6 senators say they've reached immigration deal

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In December, the Senate's bipartisan working group asked White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to tell them what the administration would need in a DACA deal for the president to sign it.

"It is nearly astonishing to me that the same group of people that tried to pass a Senate bill under President Obama are now pushing for the same kind of response to the immigration crisis we have in the United States", said Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.

"Not knowing what's going to happen in your future is something that causes a lot of anxiety, a lot of fear, a lot of stress", said Maria Leon.

Angie Kim, an immigrants rights advocate and community organizer with MinKwon Center for Community Action, spoke with Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear about the court's blocking of the phaseout of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and described Wednesday morning's immigration raid on 7-Eleven stores across the nation as "inhumane". Next step - the senators need to convince President Trump to back the plan.

Republicans controlling Congress have resisted combining immigration and the budget into one bill.

Trump's reference to a "so-called bipartisan DACA deal" likely referred to the proposal announced Thursday by a group of six Republican and Democratic senators.

"I'm not sure what the next step will be", Durbin told reporters. The president went on to suggest that if Congress failed to protect those Dreamers, he would "revisit the issue", and, ostensibly, protect them himself. Trump rejected the plan, reportedly saying "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?" You have Democrats like Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas on one side. The United States is essentially the only home many of them have ever known, and kicking them out of the country would be profoundly un-American. The move was not well received by many other Senate Republicans, who have not had a chance to review details of the proposal.

"As a nation, we have a moral and humanitarian obligation to the 'Dreamers.' These young people have done nothing wrong. And we do that in this legislation, but we also honor the commitment the president made to couple it with securing our borders and ending chain migration".

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DETROW: Of course the bill doesn't have to pass unanimously.

But large majorities of Americans, including Democrats and Republicans, want Dreamers to stay. Some want big reductions in legal immigration, too.

"UC Plaintiffs allege they have invested considerable resources in recruiting students and staff who are DACA recipients", the order reads.

BOB GOODLATTE: It cracks down on sanctuary cities, increases criminal penalties for deported criminals who illegally return and makes the E-Verify program mandatory. "It's hard to live your daily life, if you don't know if you're going to lose your status the next day".

Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program was meant to keep the immigrant parents safe from deportation and provide them with a renewable work permit good for two years, but it was blocked by a federal judge after 26 states filed suit against the federal government and challenged the effort's legality.

Trump later tweeted that while his language was tough, "This was not the language used". "I can not believe that in the history of the White House and that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday". This sounds like the best deal for us, the taxpayers. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., praising the courage of Sen.

But the bipartisan "Group of Six", which included numerous same players that negotiated the hard right's much maligned 2013 immigration bill - was being squeezed even before Thursday.

"We can now say with 100% confidence that the president is a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution".

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