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    Trump to Extend March 5 Deadline to End DACA Protections

    Trump to extend March 5 deadline to end DACA protections if Congress doesn’t act, GOP senator says


    The Trump administration is rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The Obama-era program granted two-year work permits to undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)





    By Elise Viebeck October 12 at 11:44 PM





    October 12, 2017


    TULSA — President Trump will extend a March 5 deadline to end protections for young undocumented immigrants if Congress fails to act by then, according to a Republican senator who spoke directly with the president about the issue.


    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said Trump told him he was willing to “give it some more time” to allow lawmakers to find a solution for “dreamers,” unauthorized immigrants brought to this country as children, if Congress does not pass legislation extending protections before time is up.


    “The president’s comment to me was that, ‘We put a six-month deadline out there. Let’s work it out. If we can’t get it worked out in six months, we’ll give it some more time, but we’ve got to get this worked out legislatively,’ ” Lankford said outside a town hall here Thursday night.


    Trump did not specify how long an extension might last, Lankford said.


    “He wants a legislative solution,” the senator said. “His focus was, ‘We’ve got to get a legislative solution.’ ”



    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) speaks at a town hall meeting in Tulsa on Thursday. (Joey Johnson/AP)
    A Lankford spokesman, D.J. Jordan, said Trump made the comments during a phone call with the senator last month.


    The White House did not immediately respond Thursday to a request for comment.


    The president hinted at this possibility in a tweet Sept. 5, the day he announced that his administration would end an Obama-era program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, that allows these immigrants to stay in the country without fear of deportation.




    Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the program an unconstitutional use of executive authority in the face of the threat of lawsuits from Texas and other states.


    “Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA,” Trump wrote Sept. 5. “If they can’t, I will revisit the issue!”


    There are currently 690,000 young people with DACA status, according to the Department of Homeland Security.


    Extending the program could potentially restart those legal threats and create an administrative headache at DHS, which last week stopped accepting any more renewal applications for DACA recipients.


    House Democrats are seeking sufficient GOP support to force a vote on legislation known as the Dream Act that would provide permanent legal status to roughly 1.6 million dreamers.


    So far, all House Democrats and one Republican have signed a document that would call for an up-or-down vote on the measure — far short of the majority of House lawmakers needed to bring up the legislation for consideration.


    That effort fell into potential jeopardy after the Trump administration released a list of hard-line immigration demands late Sunday, including funding for a border wall, a crackdown on the influx of Central American minors and curbs on federal grants to “sanctuary cities.”




    Lankford, a conservative Republican, rose from the House to the Senate in 2014 after winning a special election to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.).


    On immigration, Lankford recently co-authored a conservative alternative to the Dream Act that offers young undocumented immigrants a 15-year path to citizenship.


    “I think we’ll be actually voting on something like this in January or February,” he said.


    The Succeed Act bars dreamers from taking advantage of existing laws that let legal immigrants petition authorities to allow foreign relatives come to the United States.


    Sponsors of the bill have said this provision is meant to ensure that the parents of dreamers covered by the bill do not receive preferential treatment.


    Lankford expressed sympathy for dreamers Thursday night, noting there are roughly 7,500 in Oklahoma.


    “We’ve got to figure out what to do with these kids,” he told an audience of about 200 people at the town hall.


    “These are kids that have grown up here. I’m not interested in deporting them and kicking them out. But I’m also not interested in them ending up in a limbo status on this.”




    Lankford confirmed Trump’s comments to him after describing them to several 20-somethings who approached him to talk about DACA after the town hall.






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    WashPo: Sen. Lankford Claims Donald Trump Will Extend DACA Amnesty


    by NEIL MUNRO12 Oct 2017



    President Donald Trump will extend the DACA amnesty beyond March 5 if Congress cannot pass replacement legislation, Oklahoma GOP Sen. James Lankford told the Washington Post.



    According to the Post:





    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said Trump told him he was willing to “give it some more time” to allow lawmakers to find a solution for “dreamers,” unauthorized immigrants brought to this country as children, if Congress does not pass legislation extending protections before time is up.


    “The president’s comment to me was that, ‘We put a six-month deadline out there. Let’s work it out. If we can’t get it worked out in six months, we’ll give it some more time, but we’ve got to get this worked out legislatively,’” Lankford said outside a town hall here Thursday night.


    The White House did not respond to the Washington Post, which published its report at 10:49 PM.


    On March 5, 2018, the two-year work-permits held by up to 690,000 young illegals will begin expiring because Trump has stopped the routine renewals. The last of the DACA work-permits will expire in 2019.


    Democrats and business allies say the expirations will be a disaster, even though they will open up new job opportunities for young Americans and help drive up wages for many Americans.


    Lankford has put himself in a difficult position by allying with North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, a hard-nosed outsourcing advocate, to push an amnesty for more than 2 million young illegals.




    The no-strings amnesty push, however, is being opposed by Trump, who has demanded that any amnesty be offset by a series of pro-American immigration reforms, including a reduction in post-amnesty “chain migration.” Trump’s requirements match the goals sought by Americans, according to polls.


    Democrats and lobbyists for investors have responded to Trump’s policy document by calling it “trash,” by rejecting any compromise or negotiations, and inviting illegal immigrants up to Congress to smear him and his staffers as racists.


    In several clumsy media appearance, Lankford has told his constituents that foreign competition for their jobs is good and that illegals deserve citizenship, which he described as “the greatest thing on Earth.”



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    A Lankford spokesman, D.J. Jordan, said Trump made the comments during a phone call with the senator last month.
    A lifetime ago on the Trump Train in Trump World.

    How did Lankford slip through our cracks? He should have been Cantored when he was in the House and never made it to the Senate. He was re-elected last year so we're stuck with him for 6 more years. Ugh!
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    In several clumsy media appearance, Lankford has told his constituents that foreign competition for their jobs is good and that illegals deserve citizenship, which he described as “the greatest thing on Earth.”
    Someone needs to sell Lankford off to a circus and rename him Bozo.
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    NO MORE TIME

    LET IT DIE ON IT'S OWN LIKE O'VOMITCARE

    LET WORK PERMITS EXPIRE AND OUT THEY GO

    WE OWE THEM NOTHING!

    NO DEAL, NO AMNESTY AND NO PATH TO STAY

    END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP RIGHT NOW!!!
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    Trump is practically continuing the very DACA Amnesty program he promised to end and pretended to end last month!
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    Not that it matters, but this article is about a so-called conversation that took place over a month ago.
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    Well, we can't say Trump didn't warn us!

    “Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA,” Trump wrote Sept. 5. “If they can’t, I will revisit the issue!”
    President Trump was squishy on the issue during his campaign and very squishy after moving into the White House. I have no idea how this is going to end up, however, I've seen and heard enough over the last year to know Trump's inconsistencies make it very difficult to trust him.

    Trump broke his promise to the American people when he promised to immediately end DACA after he moved into the White House. However, it would appear that he is still working to keep his promise to the so-called DREAMERS.


    “In my first conversation with President Trump on Inauguration Day, I thanked him for the positive things he had said about the Dreamers,” Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, said in a statement. “He looked me in the eye and said: ‘Don't worry. We are going to take care of those kids.’”

    Trump said of them (DREAMERS) during an ABC-TV interview in January, “They shouldn't be very worried. They are here illegally. They shouldn't be very worried. I do have a big heart. We're going to take care of everybody.
    There's a lot more, but the two examples provided make my point. Trump made conflicting promises to both sides on the DACA issue. He already broke his promise to "immediately" end DACA once he entered the White House, but he's still working on keeping his promise to the so-called DREAMER children.

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