"Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down", declared an automated message on the White House over the weekend.
Sunday in an appearance before reporters, Sen.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham described Miller as a key obstacle to constructing any deal on the Dream Act, telling the Post, "As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we are going nowhere". "He's been an outlier for years".
While some specialists consider that qualifying Miller as a puppeteer of the president is an exaggeration - as Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies explained - what really worries is that the leader of the country doesn't know the scope of his decisions to the point of not being able to define a position with respect to sensitive topics such as DACA.
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Graham's complaint is that Miller, 32, has always been undercutting Trump's ability to cut a deal that might have made Friday's government shutdown unnecessary. "But I think we need to do DACA first".
"He's got a good understanding of what will sell, and every time we have a proposal it is only yanked back by staff members", he said.
But he also cautioned that Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller could kill any immigration deal.
Kelly regularly told members of Congress in meetings that he was the reason Trump didn't sooner end former President Barack Obama's program for the Dreamers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the former official said.
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Kelly didn't respond to an interview request and Miller directed questions to the White House press office.
The White House has repeatedly stated that they are willing to give amnesty for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children in exchange for border wall funding, an end to chain migration, and an end to the visa lottery system. At 10:15 a.m. on January 11, Durbin phoned the President and said they had a deal.
'This is the president's agenda.
Democrats are pushing for legislation to protect recipients of DACA, which shields immigrants brought to the US illegally as children from deportation. "And I think we're never going to get there as long as we embrace concepts that can not possibly get 60 votes".
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