The president of the United States Donald Trump has urged members of his Republican Party to put aside their differences over allowing the Dreamers who were brought illegally to the United States as children. The President has urged conservative legislators to pass a bill that extends the DACA program and allow the young dreamers a way to citizenship while passing even more stringent laws on immigration. The Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was instituted by President Obama during his tenure at the white house to protect the undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow them to live, study and work in the United States. The discussion on immigration has become hotly contested in both legislative houses with the US government facing a new threat of lack of government funding from Congress.
By February 8, there needs to be a bipartisan agreement between the two major parties in Congress on the passing of another Federal government temporary spending bill that will see the major government agencies continue being operational. The consensus in Congress is also critical to lifting the ceiling on debt that can be taken by the federal government in February to avoid a shutdown or a default. Last month, there was a three-day government shutdown from lack of funding that came as a result of a fight over federal funding between Republicans and Democrats. A compromise was reached after the leader of the majority in the Senate; Senator Mitch McConnell gave a promise to hold a vote to extend the protection of the young dreamers from deportation.
Trump said to legislators that both republicans and democrats would have to make a compromise along the way for both parties to have the result that was not necessarily ideal but good for both sides of the political divide. The Republican Party controls both the House and the Senate but requires some democratic votes to pass significant bills such as government funding in the Senate. President Trump told the conservatives that they have to be willing to give out a little for the greater good of the United States. Although his tough stance on immigration is one of the major contributors for his victory in the 2016 presidential elections, President Trump has said that he will allow the 1.8 million dreamers that are currently in the US to live, study and work in America while the administration devises a path for them to acquire US citizenship.