Federal judge blocks Trump's plan to terminate DACA

Lester Mason
January 14, 2018

"We'll see what happens", he said, though he added it was "unlikely" that he would be called for interview.

Judge William Alsup in San Francisco issued his 49-page ruling ordering the administration to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, known popularly as Daca. But it also has to be a bill where we're able to secure our border. The White House clarified Wednesday that any DACA compromise must also do away with chain migration and the diversity visa while also funding the border wall.

The committee chairman said the Catholic leaders are ready to work with Congress and the White House to find a solution, but he also cautioned against including "unrelated, unnecessary or controversial elements of immigration policy" in a fix for DACA. "A lot of people coming in that we can't have". And if you do it the right way, in this country at least, you can win.

"It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and nearly always wins before being reversed by higher courts", Trump said in a tweet. In attempting to end it in September, Trump argued that Obama's actions were unconstitutional and an overreach of executive power. "There is no other word one can use but 'racist, '" United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing.

But until now, Trump's support has been contingent on Congress appropriating money to build a wall on the U.S. "We don't need a wall where you have rivers and mountains and everything else protecting it, but we need a wall for a fairly good portion". "We need our parents, we need our brothers, [and] we need our sisters. And then we can go to comprehensive [immigration reform] later on". Dianne Feinstein to consider a "clean" Dream Act mysteriously went missing from the official transcript. "Maybe beyond that, immigration as a whole but any solution has to include the wall because without the wall it all doesn't work", said President Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters Tuesday that immigration will be handled "separately from the spending negotiation" on "a bill the president is willing to sign". "I think we'll get a down payment on some of these problems and keep fighting, keep working to get the rest of it done".


One of the Democratic senators at the meeting, Dick Durbin of IL, confirmed on Twitter that Trump used the term "shithole". Trump said, the Washington Post reported, according to two people briefed on the meeting. Some lawmakers of both parties are pushing for a legislative fix to be part of the deal for Democratic support of a spending package that must be passed by January 19 to keep most of the government operating.

"I'm not sure what the next step will be", Durbin told reporters.

Flake said he expects a bill to get released by the end of the week.

Other lawmakers say they have been frustrated they had repeatedly asked the administration to provide them with a more specific list of immigration priorities and they had not received a response. The pact also includes restrictions on immigrants' abilities to bring relatives to the US and termination of a visa lottery system that has helped gain entry for people from African and other diverse countries.

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