President Trump told reporters on Friday that he will be making a decision about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) over the week-end which comes as political pressure builds in the Republican Party to not overturn the deferral process for certain people who came to the United States and meet several guidelines for remaining in the country.
“We’ll be releasing on DACA sometime over the weekend, probably Sunday, Saturday. Latest will be Monday. Great feeling for DACA” President Trump said yesterday.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama approved the deferred process in June 2012 for certain immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and also be eligible for work authorization.
As of June 2016 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received 844,931 initial applications for DACA status with 741, 546 (88 percent) approved, 60, 269 (7 percent) denied, and 43,121 pending.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed his support on Saturday for DACA with a tweet that is viewed as supportive of DACA.
Ryan tweeted on Saturday, “In our country, the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life. This is what makes America so great.”
In our country, the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life. This is what makes America so great. pic.twitter.com/RG3xNaGkXn
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) September 2, 2017
On Friday House Speaker Ryan and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch urged President Trump to not terminate DACA.
President Trump and First Lady Melania are spending Saturday in storm damaged areas of Louisiana and Texas where they are meeting with the victims.
“Departing for Texas and Louisiana with
@FLOTUS Melania right now @JBA_NAFW. We will see you soon. America is with you!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2017
President Trump is requesting nearly $ 8 billion as an initial down payment from Congress connected to a proposal to raise the debt ceiling.
After a month long recess in August, the 115th Congress will convene at noon on Tuesday.
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