Skip to comments.Trump administration backs citizenship path for 'Dreamers': official
Posted on 10/03/2017 12:42:44 PM PDT by qam1
The Trump administration would support legislation allowing illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children to gain lawful permanent status and eventually citizenship, a Department of Homeland Security official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday.
The Trump administration last month ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which began in 2012 under former President Barack Obama and offered nearly 800,000 young people who came to the United States illegally as children protection from deportation and the right to work legally in the United States.
The administration said it ended DACA because Obama overstepped his constitutional authority by creating the policy unilaterally and without Congressional approval. President Donald Trump called on Congress to enact a law to protect DACA recipients, and last month angered some of his fellow Republicans by negotiating with congressional Democratic leaders on possible legislation.
"Under a rational bill these individuals would be able to become lawful permanent residents with a pathway to citizenship," Michael Dougherty, assistant DHS secretary for border, immigration and trade policy, said at a Senate hearing, in response to questioning on the Trump administration's position on whether "Dreamers," as they are often called, should be allowed to stay in the United States.
A DHS spokesman did not immediately respond to a question regarding whether the administration's stance applies only to individuals who had DACA status, or also applies to those who would have qualified had the policy not been rescinded.
Earlier in the hearing, when asked what Trump would like to see in a "DACA fix bill," Dougherty recited a list of the administration's immigration priorities, including border control, expanding the ability to quickly remove people who enter illegally and do not claim asylum, better vetting, reducing visa overstays, reforming non-immigrant business visas and establishing a merit-based system...
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Pretty soon it’s going to be war.
It will not be referred to as “amnesty”, of course.
He’s killing his re-election chances in 2020.
Pass comprehensive immigration reform, including building a border wall, ending chain migration
DREAMER, SCREAMER OR CREAMER.
This is not winning. Javanka. So is he going to allow chain migration for these 30 year old children?
Citizenship? Thats not what I voted for; I voted for the wall & deportations.
Did anyone read the linked article????
It says nothing at all about the Trump administration backing citizenship for “Dreamers”...
it only has voices of Shumer and Pelosi...
This is all bullsh!t....
I wonder how much influence, if at all, Javanka has had on this decision.
He best he careful, might just get a primary challenger that can gain traction.
But will that give him more Latino votes????
This puts us between a rock and a hard place though.
The only way to get even is to install someone worse, and possibly even let a Democrat appoint the next SCOTUS justices.
To be honest, I wasn’t certain we’d get what we wanted with immigration.
They need to go.
U. S. Citizens are the only ones held to the law. Even some U. S. Citizens are treated more equally than others.
Well, except for the news about the congressional testimony from the DHS official. Do you think administration higher-ups do not clear their testimony with the White House first?
No. No. No.
“Under a rational bill these individuals would be able to become lawful permanent residents with a pathway to citizenship,” Michael Dougherty, assistant DHS secretary for border, immigration and trade policy,
That’s Trump’s guy
Just talking about this will send swarms of ‘children’ across the border, just in time to claim they’ve been here for the better part of a decade.
La Raza, the Dems, anti-American agencies, religious organizations will all have their back too.
If the likes of what we’re told here comes to pass, it’s Adios America (Ann Coulter’s book). A wall becomes moot.
I back a path to citizenship too, it’s called, “Get in line behind everybody else”.
We will see if and what shakes out in the near future.
Where is this “rational bill” and what does it say???
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