People protest in front of the U.S. Capitol to urge Congress to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, on Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to wind down DACA.
President Donald Trump rescinded the program, initiated by President Barack Obama, last September. At that will time, Trump gave Congress six months to formulate completely new legislation.
This particular ruling complicates the March 5 deadline that will was set for phasing out the program. the idea is usually also not clear how the judge’s orders will affect negotiations.
In a meeting using a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday the president doubled down on the border wall. He said the idea must be a part of any DACA agreement. A White House statement after the meeting said they “reached an agreement to negotiate legislation that will accomplishes critically needed reforms in four priority areas: border security, chain migration, the visa lottery, as well as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.”
There are almost 800,000 DACA recipients from the United States. According to The Center for American Progress, passing legislation could add $281 billion in economic growth over the next decade as well as 72 percent of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies employ a DACA recipient.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday at a Capitol Hill press conference on the Republican agenda that will GOP legislators want a DACA compromise.
“We want to make sure the DACA issue is usually solved,” Ryan said. “however as you’ve heard me say time as well as again, This particular has to be balanced to ensure we don’t have a DACA problem all 5 or 10 years down the road.”
Vieira said if This particular issue is usually not resolved her American dream will expire with the DACA program.
“We’re desperate,” she said. “We don’t want to lose our jobs. We don’t want to lose our homes. We don’t want to have to go back to some place we’ve never known.”