Feb 28, 2017 - Politics & Policy

White House floats a deal on immigration

Trump reportedly wants a bill which could include a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who have not committed serious crimes, per a senior administration official quoted by TV news anchors leaving a luncheon with Trump.

  • The White House told CNN there "has to be a softening on both sides. There's got to be a coming together" in order to pass immigration reform. The "far right" and "far left" will both approve of the bill, the official said, but "it has to be a negotiation."
  • But... Democrats may be unwilling to work with Trump on immigration after the new deportation guidelines making millions subject to deportation and his controversial travel ban.
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