Trump weighs in on immigration, funding talks: 'Working on it'

Angelica Greene
January 18, 2018

His comments followed four tweets on the same topic on Saturday. The Trump-state Democrats, whose votes are needed to keep the government open, could pay a big political price for a shutdown.

Trump gave Congress six months to find a way to allow dreamers approved for the DACA program to remain in the USA permanently.

"Most Democrats that are in red states don't have large Latino populations, so that worries me", said Rocha.

Trump took to Twitter Tuesday, writing, "The Democrats want to shut down the government over amnesty for all and border security".

Long Islanders have expressed mixed views on how DACA should be addressed. He said Durbin and Republican Sen. "This means that the window of time available for sending in your DACA renewal is uncertain", the National Immigration Law Center said in a release over social media, urging those eligible "to apply immediately". He said his bill was the only way to get the 60 votes required for passage in the Senate.

"You're going to vote "no" and then shut down the government?" asked Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from SC, when asked if the House Freedom Caucus was doing little more than paving the way for a big increase in spending in a later deal by supporting short-term continuing resolutions.

Trump said this action would provide an opportunity for Congress to take meaningful action on immigration reform that also focuses on the safety of Americans. "The Democrats are negotiating in good faith".

Senator David Purdue, a Republican from Georgia, called charges that Trump is racist "ridiculous" and his reported remarks a "gross misrepresentation" of the White House meeting on immigration.

Perdue and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., had issued a joint statement Friday saying they "do not recall the President saying those comments specifically". You don't remember. You can't remember the words of your commander in chief.

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Earlier in the hearing, Nielsen had said she wanted to "move forward" from discussion of the language in the meeting after being quizzed by multiple senators.

"For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues, saying, 'I've already answered that line of questions, ' when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because of what they're anxious about happened in the White House, that's unacceptable to me", Booker said. "I stand behind every word that I said", he told reporters on Monday.

A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district.

Flake said he was in a meeting immediately following the one in which the president made the alleged comments, with some of the same participants.

"Specifically, one of the areas that really, really fell short was the funding for border security", Sanders said. Trump wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

"The worst thing that can happen right now is for there not to be a fix at all", Love said on "State of the Union".

The majority of my caucus, myself included, we will not fund the government without a DACA deal. "This was a deal that was unacceptable from the moment they started reading the provisions of the deal", Trump said. While the tough talk carries weight in some Democratic circles, it's far from clear other voters will look kindly on using federal agencies as leverage in the fight over immigration. He says, "if there is one, it will fall on the Republicans' backs, plain and simple". The president, in the meeting, also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the USA, according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado said he still thinks a deal can be struck. This isn't what folks want us to be doing in Washington to have yet another cliffhanger and possibly a government shutdown.

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