Both men say they are encouraged that even though Trump said he would not renew the DACA program he explicitly supports Congress passing a law to make it permanent. John Kennedy during a lengthy back-and-forth pressing DHS for specifics.
"[Without DACA], I won't have as many opportunities as I would have", said Rodriguez.
The pieces of legislation are similar but have key differences, according to National Public Radio, which reported that the SUCCEED Act is more restrictive and includes a longer path to citizenship for DACA recipients than the DREAM Act. But whether or not the President actually believes in providing Dreamers a pathway to citizenship has been unclear.
That could all end unless Congress acts to create new protections for DACA recipients.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, and North Carolina Sen. Now DACA grantees may face social media scams involving unsolicited and inaccurate immigration legal advices services. "So there has to be a negotiation that occurs between the House and the Senate", Cotton said.
More than 700,000 are now enrolled in the DACA program.
"The first thing he said is he wants to do tax reform first", McCarthy said of a meeting with Trump. "I hope the administration doesn't use your list ..."
Ramirez consulted with Bajramovic, who gave her an unwanted answer: In order to obtain the green card, Ramirez would have to wait about 20 years after her father, who is a permanent resident, files an application.
"We are ready to give you technical assistance", Dougherty said.
"Any potential deal on DACA has to include robust border security, and by that I don't mean a wall", Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in an opening statement, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
"It reads like a laundry list for comprehensive immigration reform, and if Congress has proven an extraordinary ability to do anything, it's to fail at comprehensive immigration reform", Tillis said.
"I think it would represent a shocking betrayal of the trust they put in us", he said. Pat Leahy, who especially took issue with the Justice Department representative. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked DOJ Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad Readler.
"Can you provide this committee with any examples of Dreamers who've been involved in terrorist activities", Sen. Leahy said, his voice growing louder.
"I'm unaware of any rogue activity on the part of ICE".
Upon further questioning from Leahy, Readler responded that Sessions is scheduled to appear before the committee himself later this month.
"I feel like this is just going to be going on for a long time", Gonzalez said.
Republican members of the committee, including Sen.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials said they must have the DACA renewal applications in hand by end of day on October 5, not by a postmark date.
"They contribute to our economy in so many ways". A study by The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, found that allowing "Dreamers" to stay would add $329 billion to the USA economy by 2030.
Vincent Foster, president of the Miami Log Cabin Republicans, said he blames the parents but, "as the son of an immigrant from Jamaica, who came here legally", still thinks individuals brought here illegally should be deported.
"Every day I'm waking up and checking all the media sites I know to see if there's any updates on bills being passed", said Adrian Escarate Espinoza, an undocumented immigrant who lives in Florida.