By MAGGIE HABERMAN and GLENN THRUSH September 14, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer had just finished outlining a new Democratic immigration proposal over a working dinner at the White House on Wednesday night when President Trump...
President Trump’s tentative deal with Democrats has elevated the one issue that most fiercely divides Republicans, threatening the party’s broader agenda.
The White House has set a deadline of Oct. 5 for immigrants to reapply for protected status under DACA. A Brooklyn judge said the deadline was too soon.
The issue has ignited intense debate within the administration, with officials at the National Security Council, the State Department and the Department of Defense opposing a precipitous drop.
President Trump gave Congress six months to pass legislation protecting young immigrants brought here as children. If anything, the effort is moving backward.
Claims that DACA spurred a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, put Americans out of work and granted citizenship are not accurate.