Donald Trump Reiterates Support For 'Merit Based' Immigration

U.S. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled an immigration package that would tighten border security, end chain migration and fund U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, while shielding almost a million so-called "Dreamers" from deportation. They argued the administration acted arbitrarily when it chose to kill DACA.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders described the meeting as "successful". He noted that his decision to invite the press to witness nearly an hour of a meeting with Republican and Democratic Congress members on Tuesday had provided a boost to ratings for news channels.

Trump had said he would end DACA after six months to give Congress the chance to pass legislation that would protect the "Dreamers", or DACA program members.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) in a Wednesday morning tweet announced that later today he will introduce comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

Trump scored good reviews, hence the remark about the White House "studio" on Wednesday. "A lot of people are coming in that we can't have", Trump added.

Alsup said that reasoning was flawed because the agency and administration do have the authority to implement the program, which allows children brought to the country as undocumented immigrants stay and work legally for two-year intervals. "We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress", said the joint statement released by Sens.

"Yeah, I would like to do it, " Trump said.

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We spoke to an immigration lawyer in Salisbury about what this means for recipients. "That's why I thought the meeting was so helpful yesterday".

President Donald Trump during a meeting with bipartisan members of Congress on immigration on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. I think that's basically what Dick is saying. "We're going to address sanctuary cities and Kate's Law".

SENATOR FEINSTEIN: Would you be agreeable to that?

"I was definitely surprised because I saw it on my facebook feed".

If you are a Democrat hearing those words, it's pretty clear Trump isn't wedded to his position on, well, anything. "I just don't want to do this every 20 years", Senator Lindsay Graham said.

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as 'shitholes, ' whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", he added. "You have to have security". (R-LA) joined Harris Faulkner on Fox News on Friday to discuss the need to secure the border and modernize our country's immigration policy. The government runs out of funds in less than a week, and without a deal a government shutdown is possible, though both sides think they'll be able to reach some form of agreement before then. Presidents needn't dirty their hands with all of the sausage-making that happens on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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