Our Editorial: If Trump will deal, Dems should, too

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"People briefed on the Oval Office conversation on immigration reform Thursday said Trump questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and what he called 'shithole countries" in Africa.

The Trump administration had planned to rescind work permits for the young undocumented immigrants, insisting that it was for Congress to find a solution to the issue of their status.

"We saw a small window of opportunity that perhaps this could be resolved", said Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-NY, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee.

Beechem said the UC will continue to provide support to undocumented students on UC campuses by allowing undocumented California residents to pay in-state tuition, offering legal services to undocumented students and directing campus police not to contact, detain, question or arrest individuals based on undocumented status. "We need to let the process flow".


Dick Durbin - the only Democrat present at the meeting - accused Trump of repeatedly saying "things that were hate-filled, vile, and racist".

The union is working with a number of progressive organizations on these ad campaign, including AFSCME, Hispanic Federation, APALA, NARAL, SEIU, Mi Familia Vota, United We Dream, National Immigrant Law Center and more. Some media outlets also reported that Trump said in reference to Haitians, "take them out". "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems".

Bishop Vasquez made the comments in a statement released late January 10 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The White House has not denied the language, nor have the several Republican lawmakers in the meeting. When they got to Haiti, we're told by Democrats he responded, why would we want so many people from Haiti here?

On Thursday afternoon, two days after Trump promised to back any deal sent to him, a bipartisan group of senators-three Republicans and three Democrats-announced a preliminary agreement designed both to protect Dreamers and to attract enough conservative support to get a bill through Congress: DACA recipients would receive a path to citizenship in exchange for an increase in funding for border security and certain changes to the legal-immigration system.


Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tweeted, "It's not how a president should speak".

Trump seems to be defending himself against the furor over his vulgar words to describe African countries.

If Trump is in a deal-making mood on such a wedge issue as immigration, Democrats are obliged to come to the table willing to compromise.

Trump says the "so-called bipartisan" deal "was a big step backwards" because it doesn't fund a wall along the Mexican border. "[The border wall] was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly". Recently, however, he has positioned himself as cheerleader-in-chief for Dreamers, as in this September 14 tweet: "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?" I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.


Protesters defend DACA in Tucson last fall, after Donald Trump ended the Obama-era protections for young immigrants.

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