White House Scrubs Trump Confusing His Own Policy From Transcript

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But the president has not been clear on what he would accept and during a Wednesday news conference with Erna Solberg, the prime minister of Norway, he said any legislation must include the wall.

"We need the wall", he said. "So we'll be talking to the White House about that and I hope we can move forward with it". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters Tuesday that immigration will be handled "separately from the spending negotiation" on "a bill the president is willing to sign".

"The fact remains - the only way to guarantee legal status for the dreamers is to pass DACA protections into law and do it now".

Donald Trump presides over a meeting about immigration with Republican and Democrat members of Congress.

Trump even flashed some give on his cherished plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico, perhaps his highest profiled pledge from last year's presidential campaign.

Republicans have sought some form of funding for measures to curb illegal immigration as part of a deal. That status would allow them to work and travel overseas freely, but would require them to "make use of existing paths to green cards", according to a summary of the legislation. These were border security, family-based "chain migration", a visa lottery that draws people from diverse countries and how to revive the DACA program. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina; Dick Durbin, D-Illinois; Jeff Flake, R-Arizona; Michael Bennet, D-Colorado; and Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey.

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"Dreamers", people brought to the US illegally as children, and other supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, listened, Wednesday, as lawmakers spoke at the Capitol in Washington. The administration announced the drawdown of the program in September, saying it would be phased out by March.

The federal court judge wrote that public policy would be served by allowing dreamers to remain in the country while the judiciary hashes out whether the DACA program is legal.

"More than once, when the cameras were present and then after, that the remaining 30 minutes of the meeting, he said that he doesn't view the border wall as some monolithic wall that goes over 2,000 miles", said Tillis.

Flake's tweet came after Trump claimed Democrats were willing to risk "thousands of lives" by allowing "people and drugs" to cross into the USA from Mexico.

President Donald Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "sh-hole countries" during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. We'll see if that changes the direction of things, which at this point, is in an absurdly muddled place. All he knows is that he didn't get what he wants and that means everything must be unfair and broken, because in Trumpworld he gets anything he wants by his mere declaration that it should happen.

Prominent conservatives have already criticized the president for his immigration comments.