US Senate debates on Immigration bill, DACA

South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy on CNN

South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy on CNN

It was the second time in a month that a federal judge blocked the administration from ending the program.

President Donald Trump past year announced his administration was ending the Obama-era program known as DACA that gave protections from deportation to this group of immigrants.

A group of conservative senators was set to introduce a bill Monday that closely follows the proposals Trump made in January.

In his column, Archbishop Gomez called the current immigration system in the United States "broken", and suggested three areas "essential to fixing our broken system:" securing the border, modernizing the visa process, and creating a way for the undocumented people living in the country to obtain legal status. "Instead, we must focus on providing certainty to Dreamers and keeping families together".

The immigration debate is officially underway with a lot to negotiate. Conservative House Republicans will also be reluctant to back a bill that does not include restrictions on legal immigration. On Tuesday morning, the chamber did what it does best-that is, not much.

Grassley in the statement said: "This is the only Senate proposal that has any chance of passing the House and being signed into law". "If legislation passes the Senate but doesn't go anywhere in the House - the job has not been done", Contres said. No one is gonna get everything they want.

Mr. Trump hailed that bill as "a good starting point" for his administration to accomplish its immigration goals. I am asking all senators, in both parties, to support the Grassley bill and to oppose any legislation that fails to fulfill these four pillars - that includes opposing any short-term "Band-Aid" approach.

Debate is expected to end this week with a vote on President Donald Trump's own proposal.

"If there's no deal by the end of the week, I think that leaves the DACA recipients in some jeopardy", Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn added.

"These Republicans say that they're going to be fair and open and want to get a result, but only if you do it on their terms", House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) complained to reporters Tuesday.

In addition to resolving DACA, Trump also wants Congress to fund his long-promised border wall, overhaul the family-sponsored visas that conservatives say enables "chain migration", and eliminate the diversity visa lottery, which provides as many as 50,000 visas each year to immigrants from countries with historically low rates of USA immigration. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) - are against the proposal.

In exchange for making citizenship a possibility, Trump wants $25 billion for border security, including money to build parts of his coveted wall along the U.S. -Mexico boundary.

"To me, it would be unconscionable to allow this moment to pass and risk the humanitarian nightmare of more than a million young people being deported and their families broken up".

The Senate will start introducing amendments Tuesday afternoon.