Just as things have begun to look hopeful for Democrats, the "professional left", as Robert Gibbs famously called it, has begun manufacturing wedge issues to cleave the Trump opposition: over single-payer health care, impeachment, abortion and, now, immigration.
Nearly all Democrats and most Republicans agree that people who came illegally to this country as minors should generally be allowed to stay here legally.
They also spurred a harsh reaction from the United Nations, with rights office spokesman Rupert Colville describing them as "shocking and shameful".
"Why do we want all these people from "shithole countries" coming here?"
The New York Times later reported the same comment, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the meeting.
Alsup said the reasoning to end the program was based on a misinterpretation of the law and voided the president's decision.
Only 11 per cent want them kicked out of the United States. A program that opened many doors to a future for Azua. They are more and more hostile to deportation, which is to say to enforcing US immigration laws.
Democrats - in and out of the supposed "Deportation Caucus" - support legalizing the Dreamers.
In September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave six months' notice of the Trump administration's intention to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the Obama administration program that granted work permits to Dreamers if they met certain requirements, including clean criminal records.
There may have been a heartening glimmer out of the White House on Tuesday on a possible deal to protect the so-called Dreamers from deportation while moving Congress toward comprehensive immigration reform. So a deal that combines amnesty for the relevant subpopulation of illegal immigrants with increased enforcement measures ought to be doable. "These are human beings, not commodities".
Her glimmer of hope was reignited following an announcement by a California judge to temporarily block the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA program.
Instead of training their fire on those who support them, Dreamers and their supporters could use their prodigious energy on the 34 House Republicans who said they support legalization.
He has denounced NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in protest at police brutality against African Americans, and made questionable comments about a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent.
But a bill that also includes building a wall and limiting immigration is not the answer he and other activists are looking for, he said. James Lankford after the White House meeting. First, address Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children.
One attendee, No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin of IL, said, "The sense of urgency, the commitment to DACA, the fact that the president said to me privately as well as publicly, 'I want to get this done, ' I'm going to take him as his word". Republicans say it's just a recognition of their very complicated reality.
Some Republicans were also unhappy. He claimed at his meeting that he would "sign" whatever Congress puts on his desk and wouldn't demand "this or that".
"It isn't great to be thought of as a bargaining chip".
The UN refugee agency spokesman William Spindler said that "people forced to flee war or persecution and needing asylum should be given protection by whichever country they are in, irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity or place or country of origin".