Although the expiration date for the program is March 6, Dreamers had to submit their applications before October 5, to allow enough time for processing the permit, said Alvarez Valle.
"The concern is that we're fast approaching an election year and the pressure will only increase on Republicans in particular to curry their base and to not make any compromises", Hernandez said.
Fact based analysis is critical to every policy debate, and it is a fact that now 86 percent of all Americans and 76 percent of Republicans support protecting Dreamers.
"America has to have a heart", Nelsen added.
Threatening my safety and almost 800,000 Dreamers like myself in exchange for a "deal" that includes a 50 percent reduction to annual immigration levels, a dramatic ramp up of enforcement amounting to a deportation force that will devastate our economy, separate families and swoop up our coworkers and neighbors who enrich our lives, is not compassionate nor reasonable.
"In general, I know the sentiments that people have, and it hurts because this is all I've known", said Lopez, a Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson volunteer.
Diaz fears deportation if Congress fails to come up with a solution for DACA before a March deadline.
"We can not eliminate people who have the will to work, want the jobs, want to grow our economy, want to add to society in many ways, not just as workers but in associations", Sine said.
"They just go back to being an unauthorized migrant that they were before", Hernandez said.
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"At a minimum we need to pass something like the Bridge Act", said Coffman. "We've done the right thing, gone to school, tried to make our communities better". John Cornyn called Democrats' demands a "hysterical and cynical ploy" to cram a DACA fix into an unrelated spending bill.
"They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime", Trump said.
"What do we want?" He criticized Democrats for holding the government hostage over DACA. Both Presidents Obama and Trump have said so. "The Democrats are really looking for something that is very risky to our country". "Clean DREAM Act or no omnibus spending bill, signed your constituent".
In an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, Denham said, "This DACA crisis, and it is a crisis, needs to get resolved immediately".
Voters in vulnerable GOP districts oppose tax bill Giffords targets 8 Republicans on hide and carry in new ads DACA advocates see efforts gaining steam in the House MORE told The Hill he's ready to buck his party's leadership to fight for so-called Dreamers, but thinks Republicans have incentives to extend or expand DACA benefits.
"Certainly, we want to find a bipartisan solution and we definitely do not want to get into a debate about shutting the government down", Denham said. "But I don't think we ought to just do that".
Students are also putting pressure on Republican Rep. Tom McClintock, who represents California's sprawling 4th Congressional District, located in the foothills and mountains east of Sacramento.
But immigration watchers say they're been let down by Cornyn in the past, pointing to failed border security negotiations in Congress's attempts to overhaul the immigration system.
"DACA should be ended immediately", McClintock said.
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