President Trump continued to soften a few of his hard-core positions on immigration Tuesday at an extraordinary, bipartisan, deal-cutting meeting with lawmakers at the White House.
The source said Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin was explaining to him a proposal to end the visa lottery in exchange for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for countries such as El Salvador.
Durbin said "shitholes" was "the exact word used by the president not just once but repeatedly".
"Any amnesty is a 100% amnesty because it goes to the courts and the courts will say, 'Oh, you may have limited this to left-handed redheads who came here at age zero through no fault of their own, '" she added. "And we need to have this conversation".
Diaz says the meeting was a fascinating window into how Trump negotiates. "There is no other word one can use but 'racist, '" United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing.
The spokesman, Jason Samuels, would not provide details of the plan, but said "the next step is taking it to the White House" for President Donald Trump to weigh.
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Since so many Americans agree on their contributions to the country, fixing the program that protects them "should be easy", he said, but instead "these young people find themselves stuck in the middle of a much broader debate about border walls, national security and the inner workings of our visa system". Too much so, however, because one disjointed moment stood out the most - and now the White House is trying to act like it never happened.
When President Trump made a decision to allow reporters to sit in on a major meeting on immigration policy for almost an hour on Tuesday, he seemed eager to reach a deal in a wide-ranging conversation wide lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
"Yeah, I would like to do it, " Trump said.
Bishop Vasquez made the comments in a statement released late January 10 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He met with two dozen Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House, urging them to craft a compromise that would accommodate the Dreamers but also achieve some immigration reforms. "There are people out there who want to take advantage they may say 'pay me thousands and I will submit tomorrow other attorneys are doing it, ' but we don't want people to get caught up in that fraud", said Pinto.
The DC attorney general Karl A. Racine reacted on Twitter, writing that he is "proud to be Haitian-American, and I will continue to fight for the dignity and safety of every member of the District's immigrant communities". "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs".
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said the gang of six's work is not enough to get a vote, and said that any path forward will have to come from talks among a broader group of lawmakers including Republican leadership. Ever since Trump announced the "wind down" over the DACA program, the Democrats have been fighting to enforce a clean deal to support the immigrants.