BREAKING NEWS: President Donald Trump announced today that he will be signing a DACA amnesty bill, which he dubbed a “bill of love” during a bipartisan meeting on the Hill today.
The president said, “This should be a bill of love, truly. It should be a bill of love, and we can do that. I really do believe Democrat and Republican, the people sitting in this room, really want to get something done.”
During the meeting, Trump urged congress to offer legalization for DACA recipients but also said he wants to end chain migration and the visa lottery systems.
Members of Congress in attendance included pro-amnesty leader Sen. Dianne Feinstein and immigration hawk Sen. Tom Cotton. Other Republican amnesty supporters like Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake joined the meeting.
Trump said that if Congress could come together on a DACA deal, he would be happy to sign it — even if he had compromises that he didn’t like.
He said, “I am very much reliant on the people in this room. I have great confidence … if they come to me with things I’m not in love with, I’m going to do it, because I respect them.”
Trump says he will sign ANY immigration agreement Congress gives him
“I’m not going to say ‘oh gee I want this or I want that’ I will be signing it” pic.twitter.com/M8NccfFYsx
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 9, 2018
Trump said he was eager to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but that it should be done in “steps.” DACA, he said, was the first step.
When asked if he would support a DACA deal without wall funding, he said although he still wants a wall, he understands he might need to compromise. He clarified that he didn’t need a wall on the entire border, citing specific advice from border security agents.
“We don’t need a 2,000-mile wall where you have rivers and mountains, and everything else protecting, but we do need a wall for a fairly good portion,” Trump said.
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