Trump Insists Wall Has to Be Part of Any Immigration Deal


"If the judge gives you a lemon, Mr. President, make lemonade", Napolitano said, predicting that Congress will eventually craft an immigration deal that includes protections for DREAMers in exchange for policies Trump has pushed for, such as the border wall.

"It's gotta include the wall".

"President Trump is committed to the rule of law, and will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution that corrects the unconstitutional actions taken by the last administration", Sanders said. "We need to let the process flow".

"I really believe they're going to come up with a solution to the DACA problem, which has been going on for a long time".

Later, Trump said on Twitter, "As I made very clear today, our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval". Co-authors of the legislation are Reps.

The new push comes as immigration emerges as the flashpoint in negotiations between Congress and the White House to keep the government running beyond January 19.

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Nancy Pelosi, head of the Democratic minority in the House of Representatives, indicated she did not expect much progress from the meeting.

Trump, at first, seemed to be warm to the idea. "I think a lot of people would like to see that". He's an activist with the group United We Dream and a DACA recipient himself.

A senior House Republican, Representative Tom Cole, voiced similar optimism following briefings from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Statements from Trump and his allies on Wednesday could serve to ease the concerns of some conservatives - who reacted with disappointment to Trump's meeting with lawmakers, expressing worry that his willingness to work with Democrats on the issue would lead to him abandoning his campaign promises to be tough on illegal immigration.

Now it's up to the president, the speaker of the house and every important Republican in Washington to explain to the public why it's so important for DACA and border security to be done together.

The DACA program has provided protection from deportation and the right to work legally to almost 800,000 young people since it was authorized by President Barack Obama in 2012. California has more than 200,000 Dreamers, more than any other state. DACA is set to end on March 5. Those immigrants will be able to apply for renewal while the California court reviews the merits of the underlying case. The Justice Department announced it would appeal the ruling. "And so we'll be talking to the White House about that, and I hope we can move forward with it". Democrats and many Republicans do not want to authorize federal funds to build Trump's proposed physical barrier on the U.S. -Mexico border.