Politics Trump to meet U.S. lawmakers in search for immigration compromise

13:53  09 january  2018
13:53  09 january  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Trump told lawmakers at the White House he would back a two-phased approach to overhauling U . S . immigration laws with the first step focused on protecting immigrants who were brought here as children from deportation along with funding for a wall and other restrictions that Democrats have

U . S . President Donald Trump will meet with lawmakers in a search for a compromise on immigration . Trump , the Republicans, who control the U . S . Congress, and the Democrats seem far apart on an agreement.

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses during remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. January 8, 2018. © REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald Trump pauses during remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. January 8, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in an uphill search for an election-year compromise on protecting thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Trump and his Republicans, who control the U.S. Congress, and the Democrats seem far apart on an agreement as they gird for midterm congressional elections in November. Trump says he wants any immigration deal to include funding for a border wall with Mexico and a tightening of immigration restrictions.

Trump to meet Republican senators on immigration

  Trump to meet Republican senators on immigration Key Republican senators will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday as negotiations continue to reach a compromise on DACATrump is set to host the more conservative members of his party negotiating with Democrats in the Senate over DACA, an Obama administration policy that protected young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.

U . S . President Donald Trump holds an immigration meeting at the White House in Washington. Thomson Reuters. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U . S . President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in an uphill search for an election-year compromise on

WASHINGTON – U . S . President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in an uphill search for an election-year compromise on Some House Republicans want to use Dreamer legislation to add more funds for immigration enforcement, which advocacy groups

"We are going to build the wall," Trump said in a speech on Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.

Democrats want a deal to help the estimated 700,000 young "Dreamer" immigrants, whose protection from potential deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program ends in early March.

But, under pressure from immigrant groups, they are reluctant to give ground to Trump on the issue of the wall - his central promise from the 2016 presidential campaign.

"There have been some discussions but our position is clear and their position is somewhat clear. We want to drill down and see if there is some room for negotiations," a White House official said.

Top congressional leaders are not expected to attend Tuesday's meeting. Instead, the guest list is set to include lawmakers from both parties involved in the immigration debate, such as Republican Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, a Democrat.

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  Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for 'Dreamers' <p>Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a "bill of love," then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.</p>Trump held a lengthy meeting with Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking a solution for hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Trump told lawmakers at the White House he would back a two-phased approach to overhauling U . S . immigration laws with the first step focused on protecting immigrants who were brought here as children from deportation along with funding for a wall and other restrictions that Democrats have

U . S . President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in an uphill search for an election-year compromise on Trump says he wants any immigration deal to include funding for a border wall with Mexico and a tightening of immigration restrictions.

Nancy Pelosi, head of the Democratic minority in the House of Representatives, indicated she did not expect much progress from the meeting.

"I would have more faith in the meeting if they would have people going who really knew the issue from our side," she said, adding that she was not criticizing Durbin.

Many of the Dreamers are from Mexico and Central America and have spent most of their lives in the United States, attending school and participating in society.

Trump put their fate in doubt in early September when he announced he was ending former President Barack Obama's DACA program, which allowed them to legally live and work in the United States temporarily.

Trump, under pressure from some conservatives, has said any DACA deal with Democrats must include ending "chain migration," which could jeopardize the parents of Dreamers who are still in the United States illegally, and a visa lottery program.

Some House Republicans want to use Dreamer legislation to add more funds for immigration enforcement, which advocacy groups fear would be used to go after the relatives of the young immigrants.

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, a Republican, said that the session on Tuesday would not simply consist of lawmakers presenting Trump with a plan for him to reject or accept.

"It's less us coming up with something and getting a yes or no from the president, but having the administration actively engaged in it," Tillis told Reuters, adding, "and the president is." (Reporting by Steve Holland and Richard Cowan, Additional reporting by Susan Cornwell, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)

Graham: White House staff gave Trump 'really bad advice' on DACA .
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday blamed the White House staff for an explosive meeting with President Trump, saying they "gave him really bad advice.""I don't think the president was well served by his staff. He's responsible for the way he conducts himself. ... Can't blame that on the staff, but I do believe his staff pretty much missed the mark here," Graham told reporters on Tuesday after a hearing with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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