Ruben Navarrette: Not all Dreamers should be granted legal status

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Expect him to talk about what he wants to see in an immigration bill - $25 billion for the wall and border security.

All of these undocumented people have at least one thing in common: They were brought to the United States as children through no fault of their own.

Schumer was responding to press reports claiming that President Donald Trump had made a decision to fire Mueller last June and was dissuaded from the action only when his White House counsel, Don McGahn, threatened to resign rather than transmit the order to the Justice Department. That's about a third of all legal immigration, so it's a very big number.

It's no surprise that Donald Trump continues to fight for anti-immigration policies, still swinging with the momentum of his populist platform. And I'll just say that this morning, he's arguing the economy is doing well by getting into a Twitter argument with Jay Z. Tune in each Sunday at 10:30 Jim Niedelman brings you up to speed on what's happening in the political arena, from Springfield, Des Moines, Washington, D.C. and right here at home.

"It is incredible that there are still people who don't know what DACA is, what's happening in our immigration system", says Norys Pina, who works with Dreamers.

Whichever vision prevails, restrictions on legal immigration will lead to more undocumented immigration from the global south.

After three days, our Democrat colleagues agreed to end the shutdown and pass a Continuing Resolution through February 8, 2018, citing assurances from Senate Majority Leader McConnell that we would consider DACA legislation, something we had all agreed we must take up in the near future anyway. When President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions canceled the Obama-era DACA program a year ago, they set a deadline of March 5. So how do we explain this dizzying, head-swiveling change in his immigration proposals? As we follow a responsible, orderly process to reform immigration, I will focus on securing the border, ending chain migration and the visa lottery, and upholding the rule of law. Both sides are playing hardball, looking to get as much as they can out of the other, but both sides need to be able to claim some wins, and soon. Now that a resolution may be in sight, they can't just ride the coattails of those who went the extra mile and put their trust in America to do the right thing. Cotton, Mr. Trump's policy adviser Stephen Miller and other hard-liners envision a fortress America that welcomes only skilled people from predominantly white countries, people who in general show little interest in moving to America. "And frankly, I'll make clear we have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill".

GARCIA-NAVARRO: Let's look at the Republican response. In a decade or two, after the backlog is worked off, legal immigration levels would start to drop. I think a lot of that depends on the State of the Union because this is something that House Republicans feel firmly about. This is, after all, why it was so easy for Democrats to stand behind them prior to the government shutdown because otherwise they would be complacent in negatively affecting innocent people's lives.

The White House will officially release the framework of an immigration deal Monday. Otherwise, they could really disrupt any deal that comes through the Senate.

And while we do not condone shutting down the federal government or putting our nation's military at risk, their pushback on behalf of Dreamers hopefully will stimulate some immigration action in the coming weeks, especially since DACA is to begin expiring in March. Our fears were not realized then, and I don't believe they will be realized now.

"The only thing that the Republicans have done since they took over Congress and the White House previous year, is pass a massive tax cut for the wealthiest among us and for corporations".

DETROW: I think the plan - Congress loves a deadline.