Donald Trump Reiterates Support For 'Merit Based' Immigration

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The NAACP is accusing Trump of "lowbrow, callous and unfiltered racism".

"Mr. President, you need to be clear, though, " McCarthy said, leaning over from his perch to Trump's left.

Trump referred to "shithole countries" in Africa during a meeting Thursday on immigration.

At Wednesday's meeting with lawmakers, Trump said he would be willing to place a DACA fix within a "bill of love", but did not specify what such legislation would entail. "[Or] without ending the visa lottery program and ending the kind of chain migration that has resulted in people coming into this country that have done harm to Americans in recent months".

The proposal presented by the bipartisan Gang of Six was a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children - beyond just those who were enrolled in DACA when it ended, according to lawmakers and sources familiar with the meeting.

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Politico reports that chain migration would also change.

The comment came when lawmakers proposed restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, the Post reported.

"The president indicated that our bill, the Securing America's Future Act, is the starting point to correct the flaws in our immigration system", House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte told reporters.

Verbatim, he said, "We need quick justice, and we need strong justice - much quicker and much stronger than we have right now - because what we have right now is a joke, and it's a laughingstock".

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The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the Oval Office meeting.

There will be "border security"! In September, the Trump administration announced its plans to phase out DACA, the Obama-era program that allows almost 700,000 of them to live and work legally in the U.S. Now a court in California says, not so fast. Boogaard now works for FWD.us, an advocacy group created by technology giants that support DACA.

Told of Cotton's public criticisms, Graham snapped back: "Sen". Jeff Flake. The group includes Flake and Illinois Democratic Sen.

As part of any agreement about DACA, Trump has insisted that there be funding for a wall on the Southern border with Mexico, which many Democrats have opposed.

"We were hoping for that, but the president is not prepared to do that at this moment", Durbin said.

Friday, Trump took to Twitter, saying that the "so-called bipartisan DACA deal" was "a big step backwards".

Earlier yesterday, the White House branded the federal judge's ruling as "outrageous".

Pelosi's talking about a group of lawmakers that's blessed by President Donald Trump. Also under consideration, according to congressional aides, is a plan to restructure the "diversity" immigrant visa program so that it no longer operates via a lottery system.

It's plain the California Democrat has a dim view of the Trump-endorsed effort. "Except perhaps to delay?" "And then at other times, no, that it would have to be tied to money for a border wall". Conservatives are wary, fearing he will strike a soft compromise.

On Jan. 19, both the House and the Senate must agree on a spending bill to avoid another shutdown.

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