Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, right, speaks in support of allowing residency for some of the young people who immigrated illegally to the United States with their parents in Modesto, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
Among those signing the letter are Reps.
"We'll make the first request based on the information we have now, then we'll come back here for a second supplemental request when we have a better picture for Congress to consider", Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert said.
She said Trump is calling on reporters to help decide which specific organization he should give to. But there is no satisfying the White House press corps. Trump himself had said it would happen sometime over the weekend, or later Friday.
He told reporters that an aid funding request will likely come in stages as more is known about the storm's impact.
President Trump serves food to Hurricane Harvey victims at NRG Center in Houston Texas on Saturday. Nicholas Kamm AFP Getty Images
A Trump administration official and a prominent House of Representatives conservative both said on Thursday that hurricane aid funding should not be tied to the debt limit. The DACA program has given almost 800,000 young immigrants a reprieve from deportation and the ability to work in the country.
It is also possible Sanders will take questions on President Trump's speech yesterday about tax cuts.
He's faces a September 5 deadline from Republican state lawmakers trying to force his hand.
The White House confirmed that President Trump will return to Texas on Saturday for a second look at the damage.
Undocumented immigrants needing help in impacted areas should not be anxious about being deported "unless they have committed a crime" above and beyond entering the country, Bossert said, promising no one will "starve or die of thirst or exposure".
President Trump is putting his money where his mouth is.