US republicans unveil immigration bill, trump demands funds for wall

We need the wall for safety.

Amid the furore the president criticised the immigration proposal. But the White House later rejected it, plunging the issue back into uncertainty just eight days before a deadline that threatens a government shutdown.

Border security. The bill provides funding to build a wall and hire agents at the border. Conservatives are wary, fearing he will strike a soft compromise.

The Washington Post first reported Trump's comments.

The NAACP is accusing Trump of "lowbrow, callous and unfiltered racism".

All of this left lawmakers confused Tuesday as to the future of DACA.

But Heitkamp, who was not in Thursday's meeting, said she didn't believe Trump's comments "blew up" the negotiations.

"We find this decision to be outrageous, especially in light of the President's successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House on the same day", the White House said in a statement.

A majority of those protected under DACA are from Mexico and Central America and have spent most of their lives in the United States, attending school and participating in society. As for Africa, he asked why more people from "shithole countries" should be allowed into the USA, the sources said.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the conversation. Alongside it was a document outlining a "vision" for Trump's border wall: 700 miles, at a cost of $18 billion.

The plan would also effectively end a visa lottery system aimed at promoting diversity.

That's according to two people briefed on an Oval Office meeting held Thursday.

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", Trump added later.

It also reportedly would cut the visa lottery program by half and prioritize certain countries in the system, instead of scrapping it altogether as several Republicans have suggested as part of an agreement.

The significance of their agreement was initially unclear.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday afternoon: "There has not been a deal reached yet".

U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes was quick to respond, albeit indirectly, on Twitter. Trump decided in September to end the Obama-era initiative on March 5. The deal also would include restrictions on a program allowing immigrants to bring some relatives to the U.S.

Trump lobbed his salvo after U.S. District Judge William Alsup late Tuesday granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits play out in court. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Durbin and Flake - are unknown. Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin has been trying to pass the DREAM Act for more than a decade. The group was on track to address border security and other issues such as preferential treatment for family members of immigrants already in the U.S. Details were not immediately available on what the bargainers had agreed to.

Spokesman Jason Samuels says, "Sen".

We've got this bipartisan group, we're at a deal.

During a White House event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Trump ignored shouted questions from reporters about whether he would apologize or was a racist.

Without the President's buy-in, the work of the group can't reach the Senate floor, Republican leadership said.

"President Trump called on Congress to solve the DACA challenge".

"Now as an adult, as a father, my child has to endure living through the indignities of having to prove his citizenship in the United States based on his last name and based on the color of his skin".

President Donald Trump says a bipartisan immigration proposal is "a big step backwards".

Trump was flanked at the table by Durbin and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the highest ranking Democrats in the room, which is why they got those seats. The newly created group includes four top congressional leaders and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. "Except perhaps to delay?"

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