Senate faces showdown over immigration and DACA

The senate may face a shutdown over immigration and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA. On Thursday, the administration of Donald Trump remained insistent on the hard line of immigration as a result of which the senate of the United States were ready to vote on a number of legislative proposals for the protection of young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States when they were young and also for the tightening of security at the borders. In a statement that was released overnight, the Department of Homeland Security actually dismissed the bill which many of them thought was very likely to win a lot of support from the bipartisan group for passing the chamber. The department mentioned that the bill failed to meet the minimum criteria that was set by the president of the US, Donald Trump.

The plan for the protection of about 1.8 million young adults who were brought to the United States illegally at the time when they were children was designed by a bipartisan group of senators which was led by a moderate Republican Susan Collins. The plan also included a fund amounting to about 25 billion dollars for the strengthening of border security and also in the construction of segments of a border wall with Mexico which the US president Donald Trump had promised during his campaign. The issue of immigration has currently become a matter of urgency for lawmakers after the order from Trump in the month of September for ending a program during the time of the previous US president, Barack Obama on the 5th of March 2018. Trump told the Congress that the lawmakers should come up with a solution by the time it ends.

The Department of Homeland Security actually blasted the plans that were led by Susan Collins stating that it resulted in the destruction of the ability of DHS officers for the removal of millions of young immigrants who are undocumented form the country and it is also a shocking violation of the four compromise pillars that were laid out by the immigration reform framework of the US president. The four provisions set by Donald Trump are for any bill to include funds for building the border security wall and to put an end to the visa lottery program for imposing curbs on visas for family members of the immigrants who are legal and for the protection of the Dreamers.

March 24, 2018 - 12:01
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