President Barack Obama has a record of opposing immigration reform and he has been accused of not doing enough to secure the border.
In 2014, he announced a $3bn initiative to expedite deportations, which he called a “humanitarian” initiative.
But now he is facing pressure from Republicans to change his stance.
In November, the House passed a bill to stop Obama’s deportation initiative and it has now been signed into law by President Donald Trump.
The bill also calls for a temporary halt to immigration to the US from all countries except Iran and Iraq, which has not been a problem in the past.
US Senator Bob Corker, who sits on the Senate’s immigration committee, has also said that it is unlikely that the bill will pass, and it is unclear if it will be signed into the law.