It's one of the stiffest proposals on the table, but the lawmakers who introduced it said it's the kind of bill that could garner support from most Republicans in order to tackle DACA.
Donohue's referring to immigrants who came to the United States illegally when they were children - and also to immigrants from countries affected by natural disaster or war, and now living in the USA under temporary protection.
The immigration talks at the White House are occurring as Trump and Congress face a January 19 deadline to reach agreement on US government spending through the end of September, after they already were forced three times to agree on temporary budget plans when they were unable to reach a longer-term deal.
The goal of the White House meeting was to discuss how to reach an agreement between Democrats and Republicans, while still accomplishing the President's push for a wall along the United States border with Mexico and other changes to the USA immigration system - something Democrats widely oppose.
"We want to make sure that we have interior and border enforcement", he said.
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A White House spokeswoman says a judge's ruling against the Trump administration involving a program that protects young immigrants is "outrageous".
As Congress inches closer to a deal that would provide a solution for the almost 800,000 undocumented immigrants now in the US under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program paired with a $US33 billion border security plan that would include funding for a wall along the almost 2,000 miles of US-Mexico border, some Republicans want nothing to do with a compromise. "It can go up quickly, it can go up effectively", Trump said.
The same day, a U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked Trump's decision to rescind DACA, saying the U.S. government must start accepting renewal applications again from current beneficiaries of the program.
The Department of Justice has said federal government is acting within its authority to wind down the program.
Trump tweeted Tuesday after a meeting at the White House with a bipartisan group of lawmakers that the wall "must" be part of any immigration deal. Their desire for speed comes as President Donald Trump and lawmakers seek to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving a politically blistering issue.
Trump last year ended a program championed by former president Barack Obama that protected from deportation 690,000 or more young immigrants who years ago were brought illegally into the U.S.by their parents.
"And during their lifetime, leaders in Washington have not been able to reach an agreement to fix the broken immigration system that allowed them to enter in the first place".