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Trump's White House meeting with Senate Republicans on immigration

President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump on Thursday meets with Republican senators in the Roosevelt Room to discuss one of the most urgent issues of the new year: immigration reform, including border-security measures to balance possible extended protection for "Dreamers."

Why this matters: DACA is the thorniest political issue Trump and the Republican Party have to contend with over the next month. If mishandled it could tear the party apart.

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley says Trump "looks forward to meeting with Senators to discuss the Administration's immigration reform plan."

  • "As the President has said many times, any DACA legislation must include critical reforms to secure the border with a wall, close dangerous loopholes that hamstring enforcement, and, crucially, the legislation must end chain migration and cancel the visa lottery. Immigration reform should serve the needs of American workers, families and taxpayers," Gidley said.

The scheduled attendees:

  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Majority Whip
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma)
  • Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
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Trump state visit: What's in it for Macron

Macron and his wife Brigitte visit the Lincoln Memorial after arriving in Washington. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images

Fresh off a Fox News interview in which he described President Trump as a fellow "maverick," French President Emmanuel Macron arrived today for the first state visit of the Trump presidency. He and his wife Brigitte will dine on "rack of spring lamb" and "burnt cipollini soubise" with the Trumps this evening at Mount Vernon.

The visit provides Trump with an opportunity to showcase his strong relationship with a key ally, and perhaps snag a couple positive news cycles. But given Trump's widespread disapproval in France, what's in it for Macron?