Trump criticizes federal judge blocking him on immigration

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Just as things have begun to look hopeful for Democrats, the "professional left", as Robert Gibbs famously called it, has begun manufacturing wedge issues to cleave the Trump opposition: over single-payer health care, impeachment, abortion and, now, immigration.

Which one of Trump's best Senate friends wins in the battle for his heart and mind on immigration: Republican Sen. They are all talk and no action.

"Sorry, but there is no other word one can use but "racist", he told reporters in Geneva. Norway is a predominantly white and wealthy country.

The Senate group has been working for months in hopes of crafting legislation that would prevent the around 700,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children - known as Dreamers - from being subject to deportation after Trump ended a program providing them with temporary legal status and work permits.

"Why do we want all these people from "shithole countries" coming here?"

Trump has advocated since early 2015 for a physical wall along the U.S.

The New York Times later reported the same comment, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the meeting.

In a statement, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders thanked the lawmakers on behalf of Trump and said the legislative proposal seeks to comply with the main priorities of the President for U.S. citizens.

Only 11 per cent want them kicked out of the United States.

"Everybody wants to find a deal there, myself included", said Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, chairman of the stoutly conservative House Freedom Caucus.

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"It's about opening the door wider to humanity's worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and destroy the lives of many people", he warned.

Politico reports that chain migration would also change.

The president and lawmakers are in the midst of intense negotiations about how to shield almost 800,000 "dreamers" from deportation.

Antrim County Republican Party Chairman Randy Bishop says he, and other supporters of President Trump, want him to hold firm on his request that any immigration legislation include money for border security.

But several Republicans in Congress are trying to dial down the tension by pointing to that shows a healthy majority of Americans support a path to citizenship for DREAMers.

Late last week, they ostensibly got their reply: The White House sent the exact same document it had released in October, outlining an immigration "framework" that posited an overhaul of asylum laws, stepped-up interior enforcement, and a broad crackdown on legal immigration on the scale of the Trump-endorsed RAISE Act. "These are human beings, not commodities".

During a meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday at the White House, Trump endorsed a two-step approach to immigration reform. The White House denied those comments. But without DREAMers as pawns, Trump would have been begging Democrats for funding for his loopy wall, and the rest of his agenda would have been a non-starter.

Asked about Trump's input in the ongoing negotiations, Norman Ornstein, a Congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), said that "he always complicates things because he has no clue what the policies are or even what he supports on his own".

"However, we caution against introducing unrelated, unnecessary, or controversial elements of immigration policy - especially those that jeopardize the sanctity of families or unaccompanied children - into the bipartisan search for a just and humane solution for the 'Dreamers, '" he said.

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