Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, one of the president's harshest critics, called his remarks on the reduced length of the wall "the best part" of the meeting.
DACA has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the United States illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas. "It is my duty to protect the lives and safety of all Americans", he said in a late-night tweet.
Ramirez is a U.S. citizen now but grew up in the shadow of the wall between Tijuana and San Diego. But not immigrants. They are past the president's racist comments.
Gen. Xavier Becerra on Wednesday praised a ruling by a federal judge that blocks the Trump administration's decision to end protections for an estimated 700,000 young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children. Conservatives are wary, fearing he will strike a soft compromise.
Jesus Contreras a "proud Houstonian" was brought to the United States when he was six-years-old by his mother, who he says was trying to escape a violent situation with his father and the drug cartels in Mexico.
One White House official, Marc Short, said Trump has not approved the plan.
Trump referred to "shithole countries" in Africa during a meeting Thursday on immigration. "Get smart, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
Edison Suasnavas, 31, is a Dreamer who came to the US with his parents when he was 13, and now lives in Saratoga Springs.
Trump has said that any deal to extend DACA must include plans for a wall on the US border with Mexico. But an $18 billion wall? No. He was responding to the idea of restoring Temporary Protection Status to immigrants from various countries.
The plan would also effectively end a visa lottery system aimed at promoting diversity.
That's because Trump sapped his own leverage in bipartisan negotiations over an immigration deal when he reportedly asked lawmakers why the US accepts immigrants from "shithole countries" - Haiti, El Salvador and nations in Africa - but doesn't take more from Norway. Trump told senators in the Oval Office, a source briefed on the meeting told CNN.
Shortly after Flake's comments, a spokesman for Sen.
Durbin confirms Trump 's***hole' remark, says language was 'hate-filled, vile and racist'
"I think we need to find a solution, an equitable solution", Paredes said in a call with reporters, later adding that without one, "we're going to lose a lot of important and very productive workers".
"The president agreed we ought to do it in two phases because we have an emergency", House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said Wednesday of the March 5 deadline for DACA expiration.
"We're willing to give a little when it comes to border security but we're not willing to give away the whole hog", said Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ).
"So, I hope you will join me in urging our leaders in Congress to help them in a spirit of generosity and justice". Federal agencies will shut down unless lawmakers pass a bill financing them by January 19, and legislators are also trying to reach agreement on a budget deal financing government for the rest of this year.
The significance of their agreement was initially unclear.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday afternoon: "There has not been a deal reached yet".
The administration announced earlier this week that it was removing the protection for El Salvador. Appeals of decisions by that court are commonly handled by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which also reviews appeals of rulings by District Courts in the U.S. West, Hawaii and Guam.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who has been leading bipartisan talks with Sen.
She says Dreamers were used as political bargaining chips for immigration reform. The White House did not deny his remark but issued a statement saying Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".
The White House issued a statement rejecting "weak and risky stopgap measures" on immigration but did not deny Trump's remarks. It was a rare, extended look inside a policy discussion between the president and lawmakers.
To add pressure on Republicans, Schumer also said he wanted an immigration deal to be attached to must-pass budget legislation Congress will soon consider. The newly created group includes four top congressional leaders and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. "Except perhaps to delay?"
But a senior GOP aide shot down the narrative, saying Miller has been clear about the White House's demands on immigration while working with the Republican establishment to cut a deal.