After legislative efforts collapsed Thursday in the Senate, lawmakers in the House and Senate struggled for a path forward to protect the “Dreamers.”
Trump threw a fit and blamed Chuck Schumer and the Democrats for his immigration bill getting the fewest votes of any immigration legislation considered by the Senate. You can almost hear the tantrum in this statement by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Today, the Schumer Democrats in the Senate demonstrated again that they are not […] The post Trump Throws A Tantrum After His Immigration Bill Gets The Fewest Votes In The Senate appeared first on Politicus USA.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandoned him on an issue that helped propel him to the White House. Also defeated was a plan by a bipartisan group of senators who offered a compromise that would have shielded the young immigrants, financed Trump’s demands for money to build his coveted border wall with Mexico and tightened restrictions on legal immigration in general. Eight Republicans joined most Democrats in backing that plan, but it fell short after the White House threatened a veto and GOP leaders
The measure would have severely limited chain migration, ended the visa lottery, funded the border wall and resolved the fate of the Dreamers.
Campaign Action Blanca Morales, Dalia Larios, Alma Oñate and and Anthony Tucker-Bartley are the American Dream. Their immigrant parents worked two or three jobs as farm workers, landscapers, appliance technicians, and caregivers to give them a better life. Today, the four are students at the prestigious Harvard Medical School, pursuing paths to become doctors. But, their lives are in limbo. They are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries, and because Donald Trump is holding them hostage unless he gets his white supremacist immigration wish list, both their families and future could be at risk: For Morales, DACA gave her the courage to chase her dream and win a place at the nation's top medical school, as ranked by US News & World Report. She'd graduated colleg
The activism and outrage from conservatives that has killed past immigration deals is less vitriolic this time, perhaps because they sense they are winning.
Over the first three days, the Senate has remained gridlocked as usual, as leaders shy away from politically charged votes.
Campaign Action More than 250 immigrant, refugee, faith, labor, education, health, civil liberties, and progressive organizations—including Daily Kos—are calling on Congress to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and pass the DREAM Act now. Each day that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan delay, another 122 DACA recipients lose their work permits and protection from deportation. But, just as importantly, the letter states that “protecting Dreamers cannot come at the cost of harming other immigrants or immigrant communities, nor can it entail militarizing the border, keeping families apart, or undermining life-saving humanitarian protections.” Meaning, any bipartisan immigration deal cannot include President Stephen Miller’s w
He once said he would sign anything that reaches his desk, but President Trump on Wednesday issued a veto threat on immigration bills that don’t reflect his stand.
Even as a floor debate on immigration faltered, a bipartisan group of senators was working behind the scenes to come up with a plan that could garner 60 votes.