The US Senate has not been able to come to a fruitful conclusion for the DACA programme which would protect immigrants who have been illegally brought as children to the US from getting deported. Thus, the future of about 1.8 million “dreamers” remains uncertain.
On Thursday, the Senate was unable to get the 60 votes needed to move forward on four separate immigration bills, including one supported by President Donald Trump and another separate bipartisan bill which had the most potential of getting approved.
The bipartisan bill was unable to get a pass with a 54-45 vote, with president Trump calling the proposal “a total catastrophe”. Trump, however, backed a GOP plan that would offer Dreamers a chance of US citizenship and also fund the wall between Mexico and the US border. The Republican immigration other issues in front of us.”
Left lawmakers and immigration advocates criticized the president’s approach to immigration by pointing out his uncompromising view on bipartisan efforts.
This sentiment was redirected by the White House on Thursday, blaming Democrats for the failure to pass an immigration bill that would protect young Dreamers.
While the protections set in place by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will start expiring on March 5, federal judges are ready to block this process.
According to Republican Senator, Bob Corker, there could still be a chance of attaching a short-term extension of protections for Dreamers on the back of a government funding bill that Congress is due to pass by March 23.
bill was shut down with a 60-39 vote.
“I’m ready to move on,” said Louisiana Republican Senator, John Kennedy. “We waste a whole week here… There are
While president Trump had offered an immigration bill which would offer Dreamers a pathway towards citizenship, he also insisted it should include funding for a border wall between the US and Mexico. The president also insisted on ending the visa lottery program and regulating visas for families of legal immigrants.
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