Tuesday was a very odd day for the ongoing negotiations and uncertainty regarding the DACA program and the DREAMers, young people brought here illegally by their parents who have known this as their home.
"I think we can have a successful Dream Act if we have a real sit-down and organize toward that", he said.
The Republican legislation is certain to antagonize Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who wants a narrowly crafted DACA bill that includes border security enhancements but no wall funding.
"I'm hopeful it will lead to a breakthrough", Graham, who has forged a close relationship with Trump despite their prior political rivalry, told reporters afterward.
On Wednesday, several House Republicans released their own hardline immigration bill.
"We'll do DACA", Trump said during the meeting. "It should be a bill of love".
"This bill funds the border wall and secures ports of entry along the southern border". Drugs are pouring into our country at a record pace. "Why do we want all these people from Africa here?" "These young people have steadfastly worked to improve themselves and our country and attempted in good faith to comply with the law as it stood". "President (Donald) Trump is committed to the rule of law, and will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution that corrects the unconstitutional actions taken by the last administration". What he will actually do or sign is anyone's guess, including his, I imagine. Democrats think this helps them, that it makes the president look, in the words of one aide, racist.
Many Democrats would oppose providing substantial sums on Trump's campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. A deal is expected to include authorization for about $1.6 billion of funding for about 700 miles worth of fencing for various spots along the border. "We just need action".
"We need to organize", she said, "we need to be aware and out there pushing Congress to fix this". Trump has said repeatedly that he wants a bipartisan immigration deal. "There is no reason to ever mention seven years again, please". He said Daca must be resurrected while the legal challenge to it proceeds. "We take care of that, and we also take care of security". As a kid, he explains, "if I wanted to go to play soccer at the local park, I had to be mindful that I had to have my green card or my documents with me to prove that I was a U.S. citizen". Dianne Feinstein to consider a "clean" Dream Act mysteriously went missing from the official transcript.
"Honestly", Perdue told reporters, "we're not that far away".
It does not open the door to the possibility of obtaining USA citizenship, one of the key points for the opposition Democrats.
Two of the bargainers - No. 2 Senate Democrat Richard Durbin of IL and Sen.
DICK DURBIN: I am doing my best to get everything I can under the current political circumstances.
He said he left the meeting with a "positive" outlook and a greater "desire to get this done".
The comment came when lawmakers proposed restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, the Post reported.
"A resolution to the DACA issue must be part of a global deal on the budget".