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What Trump said about a Dreamers bill

Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, speaks to US President Donald Trump during a meeting at the White House. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump seemed to say two things yesterday about how he wanted to proceed with legislation to protect Dreamers, leading to some confusion over whether he would support a bill that doesn't include some border security provisions.

Why it matters: Trump's statements appeared to support both Republican and Democrat demands on immigration, which might give Democrats some leverage. The issue will be the most contentious fight in Congress in the coming weeks as part of the debate over government funding and what to do ahead of a deadline on addressing immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Democrats want to tie the issue to funding the government while Republicans want to include border-security and funding for the wall.