Congressional leaders see path to immigration reform, reject reports of 'mutiny'

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Jeffress sent out the statement as many evangelical leaders condemned the remarks as offensive and racist.

But that agreement was cast into doubt the same day when a firestorm erupted after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump, during a meeting with lawmakers over an immigration bill, asked why the US was accepting immigrants from "s-thole countries" referring reportedly to immigrants from Africa.

After he phased out DACA, Trump said he would give Congress until March 5, 2018 to find a permanent solution for this group of immigrants.

"The 690,000 DACA recipients - who came to this country at the average age of six and have lived here twenty years - deserve certainty", said Napolitano, Johnson and Chertoff in a letter to congressional leaders. "We need to let the process flow".

The analysis of why Trump let the cameras stay boiled down to this: After questions were raised about his mental stability in Michael Wolff's new book, "Fire and Fury", Trump wanted to be seen running a bipartisan meeting - and that's what he did.

That's why it is critical that Democrats also be willing take some heat. "It's very unified", she said. "To say the goodbye I never got to say to a man that meant the world to me". On Twitter, he wrote that "this was not the language used" and denied that he had said "anything derogatory about Haitians".

Trump tweeted Friday amid criticism over his comments during a White House meeting Wednesday.

"We've got to get 60 votes, meaning we've got to get votes on the Republican side and the Democratic side, and the agreement is going to be DACA and some border security elements", he said.

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"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". They must convince the open borders crowd on the far left of their party that normalizing millions of undocumented immigrants who've made America their home is worth giving Trump the tighter border security and enforcement resources he seeks.

Congress has deadlocked on immigration reform for years, and it's split over Trump's promise to build a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, GOP proposals to end the so-called chain migration, which gives priority to family members of immigrants, and Democrats' support for a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S.

Lucero's been in the USA since he was 2.

Trump seems to be defending himself against the furor over his vulgar words to describe African countries.

Whatever his proclamations to the contrary, Trump signaled that he clearly prefers white immigrants to those of color.

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the move was a "big step backwards". "I want a merit-based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level". Trump rejected the plan, reportedly saying "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?" I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.

Trump even said he would "like" to pass a "clean" DACA bill first, and do "comprehensive immigration reform" as part of a "phase two" - a proposal that was received poorly by conservative lawmakers.

'Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people, ' Shah said, according to CNN.

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