White House will release framework for immigration bill on Monday

Friday, 26 Jan, 2018

"This framework will fulfill the four agreed upon pillars" of a deal, she said.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday opened the door to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, the first time he's explicitly said he'd accept a pathway to citizenship for them.

"The president wants to lead on this issue, and that's exactly what we're going to do", Sanders said.

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, chairman of the Republican conference, said Trump needed to be a central player in order for the immigration debate to succeed in the House.

The fate of DACA was tied to Friday's federal shutdown as Senate Democrats demanded the program's survival must be attached to any funding bill that would keep the government's lights on. A temporary agreement was made to continue funding the government until February 8, with Republicans pledging to bring a proposal on immigration to a vote by the deadline.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican pointman on the immigration negotiations, hailed Trump's comments as a major breakthrough. -Mexican border that Democrats oppose. The plan, she said, would deal with four areas Trump has focused on - increasing border security, ending a diversity visa lottery program, curbing legal immigration channels for families of US citizens and providing legal status for DACA recipients. The release said the framework would be out Monday.

Trump has given Congress until March to come up with a plan to protect the almost 700,000 young people who had been protected from deportation and given the right to work legally in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

If Congress doesn't come up with a legislative solution for the hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients they could face deportation after the March 5 deadline.

"He's always told me to be honest and be myself", Sanders said.

NBC's Peter Alexander grilled White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Wednesday, demanding a presidential statement from Trump letting Americans know "how he feels" about school shootings.

"It could be a replacement, we bring people in from various countries that come in based on merit and various other reasons", Trump said.

Of course, there's still the whole Stormy Daniels thing, with evangelical leader Tony Perkins appearing on CNN to say that religious leaders are giving Trump a "mulligan" regarding his past sexual transgressions. "We encourage the Senate to bring it to the floor", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.

Yet Sanders declined to offer specifics, and it was unclear whether the White House would release detailed plans or general guidelines.

"This is a critical moment in American history where we must decide whether to stand up for our values or give in to congressional Republicans" immoral failure to address the challenges facing our nation", said Adams, who serves Charlotte but formerly represented the Piedmont Triad.