The White House issued a statement this morning on the ruling: "We find this decision to be outrageous, especially in the light of the President's successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House on the same day". Well before the 2016 presidential election, Democrats and "Never Trump" Republicans said then-candidate Donald Trump was a racist, xenophobic know-nothing and a liar.
Attorneys arguing to defend DACA had clearly demonstrated that young immigrants "were likely to suffer serious, irreparable harm" without court action, the federal judge said.
"If we're going to do DACA, conservatives get to get what we need", the Texas Republican, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program.
"However, we caution against introducing unrelated, unnecessary, or controversial elements of immigration policy - especially those that jeopardize the sanctity of families or unaccompanied children - into the bipartisan search for a just and humane solution for the 'Dreamers, '" he said. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., unveiled a new, sweeping immigration bill during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Trump's promise to build a wall along the Mexican border was a central tenet of his campaign for president. "President Trump is committed to the rule of law, and will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution that corrects the unconstitutional actions taken by the last administration". However, he gave Congress until March 5 to muster an alternative program.
DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.
In September, President Trump ordered the program come to an end but a federal judge temporarily halted that decision Tuesday night lifting the fear of deportation for now.
Fernandez seemed to side-step the idea that Dems were using Dreamer votes and added that by issuing the memo, "we're making clear. there is a tremendous amount of support for fixing the DACA problem that President Trump created".
"We are going to take a strong look at our country's libel laws, so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts", Mr Trump said to reporters as he attended a cabinet meeting.
But if he rejects a bipartisan deal to shore up his hard line base, it's Trump - not Congress - shutting government down.