Cornyn Says He Is ‘Encouraged’ Congress Will Find Bipartisan Solution For DACA Recipients

The Texas Senator met with President Trump to discuss the future of the ‘Dreamers’

U.S. Senator John Cornyn and other members of Congress met with President Donald Trump in the White House on January 4th 2018 to discuss what will happen to the people who benefited from the Obama-era DACA program, which the Trump Administration is phasing out.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn said Thursday he is “encouraged” Congress can work on a bipartisan solution to protect from deportation young undocumented immigrants who signed up for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program under the Obama Administration and who are commonly referred to as ‘Dreamers.’

The Trump Administration is phasing out DACA and Cornyn, who is a Republican and represents the state of Texas in the U.S. Senate –along with Senator Ted Cruz, also a Republican—, met in the White House with the President to talk about what to do regarding the people who have benefited from the program.

Other members of Congress also formed part of the group that met with Trump.

Cornyn said in a press conference held after the meeting that he is “pretty encouraged that, on a bipartisan basis, we want to restore our reputation as a country that believes in the rule of law and enforcing our immigration laws, but also demonstrating the kind of compassion that’s always characterized immigration in America: the one consistent with the rule of law.”

‘Dreamer’ groups such as United We Dream have conducted a campaign during recent months to urge Congress to pass a law that would provide legal status to DACA recipients, even with an option to become United States citizens.