"The Department of Homeland Security therefore acted within its lawful authority in deciding to wind down DACA in an orderly manner". The Washington Post (in stories here and here), Reuters and Politico have coverage.
The agreement that Durbin and Sen. The spouse and the children, the minor children, of people who receive green cards to come to the United States should obviously be able to accompany them. And in that meeting, he completely contradicted his own position and that of the Republican leadership, saying that he wants to do DACA first and he would sign a "clean" bill to codify DACA before they get to a larger immigration package that would include a border wall.
The President added that the United States should get more people from countries like Norway.
President Donald Trump is really playing the role of moderator as Congress attempts to reach a deal on legislation that would shield hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation, moderate Democratic Sen.
On the day that Donald Trump ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), he called on Congress to pass a legislative replacement for the Executive-branch program - one that would protect its 700,000 (former) beneficiaries from deportation.
Government funding expires on January 19, and Democrats say they will support legislation to keep the government operating only if the legislation includes plans to protect "dreamers".
The White House and Congress are aware of the need for a permanent solution.
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Reports of his language that referred to people of color from other countries created a fire storm of criticism from both major parties and critics overseas who said they could not be described as anything but racist.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said the gang of six's work is not enough to get a vote, and said that any path forward will have to come from talks among a broader group of lawmakers including Republican leadership.
"We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle that addresses border security, the diversity visa lottery, chain migration/family reunification, and the Dream Act - the areas outlined by the president", the senators wrote in a joint release. In a joint statement, the group said, "We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress".
Mr. Trump indicated that the legislation would be "a good starting point" for his administration to accomplish its immigration goals when Goodlatte mentioned the legislation during the bipartisan meeting of lawmakers held by at the White House Tuesday.
"You could take out of it whatever you wanted because he said so many contradictory things in the span of 55 minutes", he says.
Verbatim, he said, "We need quick justice, and we need strong justice - much quicker and much stronger than we have right now - because what we have right now is a joke, and it's a laughingstock".