Attorney: Government plans to appeal immigration ruling

Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018

Sen. Chuck Schumer also says that despite a judge's ruling temporarily blocking President Donald Trump from ending protections for certain young immigrants, lawmakers still must quickly pass legislation permanently shielding them from deportation.

The development comes as the White House and lawmakers are wrangling over immigration reform, with Democrats demanding protections for Dreamers.

"Yesterday's decision was great, but it's not a win because we still don't have a comprehensive immigration reform, a Dream Act or full DACA reinstituted", she said.

President Donald Trump says the US court system is - in his words - "broken and unfair".

MARTIN: There's a timeline for this. But Congress has now three times passed a continuing resolution (often called just a CR), and Democratic patience on DACA and CHIP has worn thin.

And in the fourth office, an aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, said Miller has been up front about what the White House position is and that his interactions with the office had been "constructive recently".

"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. "I never thought we would". Trump ended it past year but gave Congress until March 5 to find a fix, and Tuesday he signaled flexibility.

Other administration officials remaininvolved in immigration, including Miller, Marc Short, director of legislative affairs and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, according to the White House. That's the deadline we're talking about in nine days.

The president and lawmakers are in the midst of intense negotiations about how to shield almost 800,000 "dreamers" from deportation.

Without the President's buy-in, the work of the group can't reach the Senate floor, Republican leadership said. He was right, but he did, and now we have this judge saying it was within executive parameters to bypass Congress. He later said that if the first steps included the four areas outlined by the White House, "then I could support a two-step process realizing that step one is the only thing that is guaranteed". A permanent way to protect DACA recipients and provide a path to citizenship is necessary, he said. Numerous visas typically go to people from African nations. Is it somebody else beyond that?

"Tonight's order doesn't change the Department of Justice's position on the facts: DACA was implemented unilaterally after Congress declined to extend these benefits to this same group of illegal aliens".

Yet call us skeptical.

Trump reportedly questioned why the US would want to admit more people from "shithole countries".

Trump sat down with senators and congressmen at the White House to discuss a proposed bipartisan deal that would limit immigrants from bringing family members into the country and restrict the green card visa lottery in exchange for shielding hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs".

MARTIN: Are these two linked?

The Trump administration defended its "orderly wind-down" of DACA in a court filing, saying that the program "from the start conferred no rights and was revocable at any time".

"We're going to hold them accountable", said Lujan Grisham, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

The problem is that the Republican and the presidents (ph) equate border security to the wall.

Trump continues to demand funding for building a border wall, though what exactly that means is open to interpretation and varies day-to-day. "I think that's very American".

"All those issues are needed for border security", Labrador said.

Opponents say the current system of family migration creates a security risk by allowing an easy pathway into residency in the United States. The other issue is going to be phase two, which is more complicated.

The Republican-run House needs only a majority.

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States".

MARTIN: But you're convinced that DACA will happen. "I feel like if I didn't work in a law office where an attorney could explain it, I wouldn't understand it".