Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brett Shumate said in court that DHS is considering an extension of the deadline because a pair of recent hurricanes devastated the U.S.in recent weeks, according to Reuters.
As the morning went on, Trump asked his millions of Twitter followers whether anyone in the country really wanted to "throw out" people who, like Arias, had received protection from deportation and a work permit through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Trump and two administration spokeswomen argued that the wall remained a priority, saying it would be built and paid for at some point down the road. We also urge that no immigrant protected by DACA be deported, and that work authorization continue to be granted and other opportunities provided until protective legislation is enacted by Congress.
He agreed to a schedule for hearing the government's motion to dismiss the case by the end of the year, but told Shumate that in light of Trump's tweets he wanted the Department of Homeland Security to say by September 26 if it will delay the October deadline, giving the plaintiffs time to ask him for an order.
Flores said he tells other DACA recipients, "We're going to keep fighting regardless what they tell us because we know actions speak louder than words". "But it's an issue I hope we will deal with and I believe we can deal with, and if the president is ready to announce the parameters of what he's willing to be supportive of, that will be a big step forward in achieving that". "We're not looking at citizenship, we're not looking at amnesty".
Some DACA recipients will lose their status on March 5, 2018.
Ruiz-Lira wants Trump to take his stance a step further to allow family of DACA recipients to stay in the U.S.as well.
"I'm excited, with this pressure, slowly but surely he's moving towards us", said Ruiz Lira. "Trump wrote, ".They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age.
ITZEL GUILLEN: I definitely felt a lot more anxiety than I have ever in my life.
It was recently repealed, but California Democrat Nancy Pelosi says she struck a deal with the President.
We must not forget the majority of undocumented immigrants - Dreamers with the lowercase, law-breaking, high-risk dream - that America has come to depend upon. "I think I can speak for most dreamers - we need to see something more concrete". If they do, I'm confident that the Dream Act will pass both chambers of Congress on a strong bipartisan vote and then it will be up to President Trump to sign the Dream Act and make it the law of the land.